Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently living in a technological “golden age”, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of contemporary hearing aid designs come with. 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 properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Create Another Level of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being developed every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home systems. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. These types of doorbells provide the added advantage of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. Still, it’s important to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you purchase 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 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 many connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.