Recall 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 contemporary hearing aids.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many contemporary hearing aid models come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more relaxed and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
For the purpose of entertainment, these features are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. This could be an expensive mistake.
Create Another Level of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? Even with hearing aids, this can be a concern. Luckily, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced 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 part of smart home setup. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. The technical technique 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 Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Connecting your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home offers you more than just a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. The benefit of these doorbells is that they offer audio and video capabilities.
The great news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from making use of them. Still, it’s worthwhile to recognize 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? We can show you how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
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.
Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.