You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was imagined to bring to civilization. We’re presently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Today, dozens of hearing aid designs come with the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so others around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and often don’t set them up. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Create Another Level of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a concern. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from everywhere in your home. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home offers you more than simply a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become common among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the added benefit of a video and an audio feed.
The great news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can sync to. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from making use of them. Still, it’s important to realize 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 functions when you purchase 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 with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Additionally, there are many technical improvements that are made each year to sharpen the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.