You might recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to describe the bright future that technology was envisioned to bring to civilization. We’re presently moving into a “golden age” of technology, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.
Presently, dozens of hearing aid models come with the capability of connecting directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too nice to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.
For the purpose of entertainment, these functions are very good, but lots of users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.
Add Another Level of Safety With Improved Connectivity
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke alarms. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a concern. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.
Each year, new devices are manufactured and made available to the public. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. It works in pretty much exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.
Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids
Streaming your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives you more than just a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, particularly at your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. These types of doorbells provide the added advantage of a video and an audio feed.
The great news for hearing aid wearers with smart home devices is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.
Why is it Important to Ensure That You Get it Set up?
It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from using them. Still, it’s important to realize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? When you purchase your hearing aids, we can teach you exactly how to set them up. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have sufficient online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.
To sum up, 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 Update Your Hearing Aids
Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. Additionally, there are many technical enhancements that are made each year to improve the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having problems with hearing in particular settings or want to check out some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.