Recall how the exciting 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.
Nowadays, 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 others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are great, but many users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can sometimes be a challenge even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening danger.
Each year, new devices are developed and released to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll hear the alarm from everywhere in your house. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices inside your home, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Important to Make Sure 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 individuals from using 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? 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?
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, 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 talk about a hearing aid upgrade.