You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to society. A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Nowadays, dozens of hearing aid models come with the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these features are very good, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Create Another Level of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed every year. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll hear the alarm wherever you are in your home. The technical technique is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than just a safety factor, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at 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.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Lots of individuals choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile 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? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. 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 fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.