Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to bring civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most modern 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 need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. 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. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening danger.
The public is getting access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. Smart home setups often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from anywhere in your home. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices inside your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become common among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells offer the additional benefit 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 good news. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know instantly 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 stops many people from making use of 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. 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 purchased a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have many connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having problems with hearing in certain 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.