You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the bright future that technology was imagined to bring to society. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of modern hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Create Another Layer of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed every year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical technique is 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 smoke 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 in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video functionality.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
Many individuals choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. However, it’s important to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have sufficient online information 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 fail to 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 many connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical improvements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.