You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to civilization. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.
Presently, lots of hearing aid designs have 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 need to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the features too difficult and often don’t set them up. However, this could end up being an expensive mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke alarms. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be difficult. Thankfully, this life threatening risk is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and released 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 anywhere in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your fire alarms, it could save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to numerous devices inside your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video features.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from using them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand 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’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have sufficient online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
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?
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are many technical improvements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.