Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most contemporary hearing aid models 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.
While these technological attributes are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Create Another Level of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. 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 difficult. The good news is, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening risk.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and released to the public. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home systems. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. 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 connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives you more than just a safety element, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These kinds of doorbells offer the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Lots of people choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you buy your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
To sum up, 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 probably don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical improvements that are made every year to sharpen the overall 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.