Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Presently, lots of hearing aid designs come with the ability to connect directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are very good, but lots of users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Layer 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 the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening risk.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being developed every year. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. The technical process is very 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 Connect to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video features.
The good news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would send audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
Lots of people fail to use these functions because they take a little time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you buy your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have ample online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
To sum up, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in certain 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.