You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the bright future that technology was imagined to bring to civilization. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
For the purpose of entertainment, these features are very good, but many users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening danger.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and released to the public. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm wherever you are in your home. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices inside your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they have video and audio functionality.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes a little time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from making use of them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have ample online information to help you understand the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have many connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical improvements that are made each year to sharpen the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.