You might recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the brilliant future that technology was envisioned to bring to civilization. We’re currently moving into a technological “golden age”, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Presently, lots of hearing aid designs have the ability to connect directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for people 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 users find the features too difficult and often don’t activate them. This could be a costly mistake.
Improved Connectivity Brings Another Level of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be a challenge even with a hearing aid. The good news is, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening hazard.
Every year, new devices are developed and made available to the public. 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 from anywhere in your home. It works in pretty much the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart technology. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than simply a safety element, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells offer the added 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 send audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
Many individuals fail to use these features because they take a little time and effort to set up. Still, it’s worthwhile to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
In short, 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 models are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, 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.