Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a technological “golden age”, 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 many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have 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 difficult and frequently don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even with hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and released to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in pretty much exactly like streaming your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. These types of doorbells offer the additional advantage of an audio and a video feed.
The great news for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people 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 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.
In short, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When 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 difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.