Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Presently, dozens of hearing aid models come with the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological features are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Add Another Layer of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even with a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. Smart home setups often come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This means you’ll hear the alarm from anywhere in your house. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage 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 good news. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many people fail to use these features 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? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can show 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 missing 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 Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.