You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was expected to bring to civilization. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.
Nowadays, dozens of hearing aid models have the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and often don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.
Improved Connectivity Provides Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke detector. Do you have any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently minimizing this life-threatening risk.
The public is gaining access to new devices that are being manufactured every year. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. The technical process is similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.
Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home provides you more than simply a safety factor, it also has a convenience and entertainment element, especially at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These kinds 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 great news. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.
Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these functions up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many people from utilizing them. However, 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? We can demonstrate 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 bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made each year to improve the overall audio quality of hearing aids. Improve your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.