Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re currently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.
Presently, lots of hearing aid designs come with the ability to connect directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Luckily, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home offers you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they have video and audio capabilities.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door immediately.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
Lots of individuals choosing not to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important to understand 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? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can teach you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has sufficient online information to help you navigate the set-up process.
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. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made each year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.