You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to society. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of entertainment, these features are very good, but many users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Add Another Layer of Security With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke alarms. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
Each year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm from everywhere in your house. It works in essentially the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart technology. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices in your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. These types of doorbells provide the added benefit of a video and an audio 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. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door immediately.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from making use of them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize 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 teach you exactly how to set them up. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have sufficient online information to help you understand the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve purchased a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made every year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.