You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the brilliant future that technology was envisioned to bring to society. A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for those around you who are too polite to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and often don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
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 will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. It works in pretty much exactly like streaming your phone to any other smart device. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
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, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage of an audio and a video feed.
The good news for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can connect to. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Lots of people fail to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important 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? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
To sum up, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical improvements 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 discuss a hearing aid upgrade.