Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? 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 computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and frequently don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can sometimes be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening risk.
Every year, new devices are designed and released to the public. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll hear the alarm from anywhere in your house. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is great 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. Wi-fi connected doorbells have become common among homeowners. The advantage of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video capabilities.
That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Important to Make Sure You Get it Set up?
Lots of people fail to use these features because they take a little time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important to realize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, 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.
To sum up, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?
If you have older hearing aids they likely don’t have very good connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical enhancements that are made each year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in certain settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.