Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the evolution of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of individuals older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke alarms. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening risk.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. Smart home systems usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. One difference, however, is that when you link up 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 devices in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety factor, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells offer the additional benefit of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. 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? 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 get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has sufficient online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
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.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have many connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.