You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to civilization. We’re currently moving into a technological “golden age”, and the development of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Presently, lots of hearing aid models have the capability of connecting directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more relaxing environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the features too difficult and frequently don’t activate them. This could be an expensive mistake.
Add Another Layer of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of individuals aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. Smart home setups usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. These types of doorbells offer the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from utilizing them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, 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? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have ample online information to help you navigate the set-up process.
To sum up, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made each 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.