Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the advancement of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Presently, lots of hearing aid designs come with the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can sometimes be a challenge even with a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed 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 systems. This means you’ll hear the alarm from anywhere in your house. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety element, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature video and audio capabilities.
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 straight into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from making use of them. However, it’s important to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has ample online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
To sum up, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around 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.