You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the brilliant future that technology was envisioned to bring to society. We’re presently living in a “golden age” of technology, and the advancement of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of 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 relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these features are great, but many users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Do you have 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 reducing this life-threatening hazard.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll hear the alarm 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 smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home offers 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. These types of doorbells offer the added benefit of an audio and a video feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many people fail to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has abundant online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
To sum up, if you’ve purchased 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
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.