Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a technological “golden age”, and the advancement of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed every year. Smart home setups usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are 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. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety factor, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become common among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
Many people choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important to realize 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 show you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has ample online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
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.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.