You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the brilliant future that technology was envisioned to bring to society. A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people older than 50 can’t hear their smoke alarms. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening risk.
The public is getting access to new devices that are being developed every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm wherever you are in your home. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home provides you more than just a safety element, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly 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 great news. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from using them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can demonstrate 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.
To sum up, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.