Recall how the fascinating new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a technological “golden age”, and the advancement of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many modern hearing aid designs come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more relaxing environment for individuals around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of recreation, these functions are very good, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too difficult. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Security
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke detector. 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. Fortunately, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening danger.
Every year, new devices are designed and released to the public. New hearing aids have the ability 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 home. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These types of doorbells provide the additional advantage of a video and an audio feed.
That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio straight into your ear.
Why It’s Worth Setting up up
Many individuals choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. However, it’s worthwhile to recognize 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 buy your hearing aids, we can show 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.
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.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. In addition, there are many technical enhancements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.