Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the advancement of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for people around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and often don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.
Add Another Layer of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening danger is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed each year. Smart home setups often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in essentially the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home offers you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the added advantage of a video and an audio feed.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can sync to. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from making use of them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have abundant online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. In addition, there are numerous technical improvements that are made each year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having trouble with hearing in specific settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.