Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many modern hearing aid designs 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 the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these features are very good, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening danger.
Every year, new devices are manufactured 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 allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in basically exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream 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 an entertainment and convenience element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they have audio and video features.
The good news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from using them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? When you purchase 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.
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 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. If you’re having problems with hearing in particular settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.