Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological attributes are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Level of Security
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?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from anywhere in your house. It works in basically exactly like streaming your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually 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 multiple devices inside your home, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the additional advantage of an audio and a video feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Many individuals fail to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile to understand 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 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.
So to be direct, you’re missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they most likely don’t have many connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made every year to sharpen the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having trouble with hearing in specific settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.