You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to civilization. We’re presently moving into a technological “golden age”, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many modern hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too polite to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people older than 50 are not able to hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening risk.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This means you’ll hear the alarm from everywhere in your house. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives 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. The benefit of these doorbells is that they have audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from utilizing them. Still, it’s worthwhile to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you buy 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 with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.