Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently living in a technological “golden age”, and the advancement of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening risk.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being manufactured every year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll hear the alarm from anywhere in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to numerous devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature video and audio capabilities.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. 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 is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from making use of them. Still, it’s important to understand 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? We can show you how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. 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 understand the set-up process.
So to be direct, you’re losing 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 Update 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 improving every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.