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 lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more relaxing environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even with a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
Every year, new devices are developed and made available to the public. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This means you’ll hear the alarm wherever you are 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. But streaming 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 provides you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer video and audio capabilities.
The good thing for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio right to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from making use of them. 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? 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.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.