You may remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the bright future that technology was imagined to bring to society. We’re currently living in a “golden age” of technology, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that most contemporary hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more relaxing environment for those around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of entertainment, these features are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older are not able to hear their smoke alarms. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? Even with hearing aids, this can be a challenge. The good news is, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening danger.
Every year, new devices are developed and released to the public. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. It works in pretty much the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart device. But connecting your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to multiple devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the added advantage of an audio and a video feed.
The good thing for hearing aid wearers with smart home devices 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 straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
It takes a little time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from making use of them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.
The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, most hearing aids have abundant online information to help you navigate the set-up process.
So to be direct, you’re losing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Update Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in specific settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.