Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a “golden age” of technology, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Nowadays, dozens of hearing aid designs come with the capability of connecting 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 need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be an expensive mistake.
Create Another Layer of Security With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
Each year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. Smart home setups usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll hear the alarm 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 connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than just a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they have audio and video features.
The good news for hearing aid wearers with smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio directly to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
Many individuals fail to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. 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? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
In short, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing 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 improving every day. If you’re having trouble with hearing in specific settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.