Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently 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 computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector 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 at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening danger.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being developed each year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart device. One difference, however, is that when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature video and audio features.
The good thing for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can sync to. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from using them. Still, it’s important to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can teach you exactly how to set them up. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has abundant online information to help you navigate the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve purchased 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 probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.