Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too polite to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Create Another Layer of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening hazard.
The public is getting access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. Smart home systems usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from anywhere in your home. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. 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 technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from making use of them. However, it’s worthwhile to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
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.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.