Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently living in a technological “golden age”, and the advancement of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Today, lots of hearing aid models have the ability to connect directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for people around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than just a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The benefit of these doorbells is that they offer video and audio capabilities.
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 connected doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. However, it’s worthwhile to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices 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. 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 with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in specific settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.