You might recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the dazzling future that technology was envisioned to bring to society. A technology “golden age” 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 contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological properties are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too complicated and often don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people older than 50 can’t hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is getting access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. The benefit of these doorbells is that they have video and audio features.
The good news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can connect to. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would send audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
Many individuals fail to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has ample online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
So to be direct, you’re losing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. If you’re having problems with hearing in certain settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.