Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary 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.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a concern. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening risk.
Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The benefit of these doorbells is that they have video and audio features.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from utilizing them. However, it’s important to realize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you buy your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has sufficient online information to help you navigate 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.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.