Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too nice to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of recreation, these features are great, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even with hearing aids, this can be a concern. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being minimized by new technology.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. The technical technique is very 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 enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types 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. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many people fail to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can teach you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have sufficient online information to help you navigate the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.