Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most modern hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for people around you who are too nice to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological properties are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? Even with hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed each year. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But connecting 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 devices 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. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly 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 a little time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from making use of them. 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 show you exactly how to set them up. 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 losing 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 Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.