You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the brilliant future that technology was envisioned to bring to civilization. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Today, dozens of hearing aid models 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 people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are great, but lots of users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be a costly mistake.
Add Another Level of Security With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke alarms. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even with hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home systems. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in pretty much the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire 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 factor, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they offer video and audio capabilities.
The good thing for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Not sure who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio right to your hearing aid so you would know 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. Still, it’s worthwhile to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can teach you exactly how to set them up. 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 don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.