You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the bright future that technology was imagined to bring to civilization. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of modern hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for individuals around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological attributes are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Add Another Level of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of individuals aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke detector. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are manufactured and released to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from anywhere in your home. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives you more than just a safety element, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The advantage 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. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
It takes a little time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from utilizing them. However, it’s important 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? We can demonstrate how to use these features 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.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made each year to sharpen 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.