You might recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was envisioned to bring to society. A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for people around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological attributes are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Create Another Level of Security With Enhanced Connectivity
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 the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured every year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in basically exactly like streaming your phone to any other smart technology. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices inside your home, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become common among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the added advantage 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 great news. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
Lots of individuals choosing not to use these features because they take a little time and effort to set up. However, it’s worthwhile 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? We can demonstrate how to use these features when you buy your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has sufficient online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
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.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having problems with hearing in particular settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.