Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a technological “golden age”, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. It works in essentially the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart technology. One difference, however, is that when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety factor, 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 benefit of these doorbells is that they offer audio and video capabilities.
The great news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Lots of people fail to use these features because they take a little 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? 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 bought 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
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical enhancements that are made each year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. 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.