You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the dazzling future that technology was envisioned to bring to civilization. We’re presently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the development of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Today, lots of hearing aid models come with the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. However, this could wind up being a costly mistake.
Enhanced Connectivity Brings Another Level of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
The public is gaining access to new technology that is being manufactured each year. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home systems. This will permit you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. It works in basically the same way as streaming your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your fire 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 in your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer video and audio features.
The great news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would send audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Lots of individuals choosing not to use these functions because they take a little time and effort to set up. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, 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. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.
So to be direct, you’re missing 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
Older hearing aid designs are missing a number of connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.