Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to take civilization into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Today, 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 directly in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can sometimes be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening risk.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed each year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. It works in essentially the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart technology. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home provides you more than just a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells provide the added advantage of an audio and a video feed.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s one more device your hearing aid can connect to. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? When you buy 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.
When 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 getting better every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.