Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently moving into a technological “golden age”, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Nowadays, dozens of hearing aid designs have the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for people around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a concern. 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 have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll hear the alarm wherever you are in your house. It works in basically the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart device. 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
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, especially at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide 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 good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door immediately.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Many individuals choosing not to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. However, it’s worthwhile to understand 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? When you buy 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.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.