Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most contemporary hearing aid models come with. 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 down the volume.
While these technological features are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too difficult and often don’t activate them. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older are unable to hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? Even with hearing aids, this can be a concern. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being reduced by new technology.
Every year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in pretty much the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart device. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to numerous devices in your home, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These types of doorbells offer the additional benefit of an audio and a video feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Many individuals fail to use these functions because they take a little time and effort to set up. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, 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? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have abundant online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them 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 getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.