You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the dazzling future that technology was imagined to bring to civilization. We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being manufactured each 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 wherever you are in your house. It works in pretty much the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart technology. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home provides you more than just a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, particularly at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. These types of doorbells provide the added benefit of an audio and a video feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio right to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from utilizing them. However, it’s worthwhile to realize 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? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have sufficient online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
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.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. In addition, there are many technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.