Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Nowadays, dozens of hearing aid models have the ability to connect directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these features are very good, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Add Another Layer of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from anywhere in your home. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells offer the additional benefit of an audio and a video feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from using them. However, it’s worthwhile to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you buy your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
So to be direct, you’re missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made each year to sharpen the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having problems with hearing in certain settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.