Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most modern hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Add Another Level of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke alarms. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
The public is getting access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm wherever you are in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. The only difference is 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 improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync 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 immediately.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
Many individuals choosing not to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can teach 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 losing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have many connectivity options. Additionally, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.