Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? 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 most modern hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
While these technological properties are ideal for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too difficult and often don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke alarms. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. Smart home systems usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from everywhere in your home. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to numerous devices in your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells provide the added advantage of a video and an audio 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 transmit audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes a little time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from using them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have ample 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 missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. If you’re having trouble with hearing in specific settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.