Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the features too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older are unable to hear their smoke alarms. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening hazard.
Each year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in essentially the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart technology. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they have audio and video functionality.
The great news for hearing aid wearers with smart home devices is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can connect to. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would send audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from utilizing them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to recognize 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 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.
So to be direct, you’re missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having trouble with hearing in specific settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.