You may remember 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 a significant part of it.
Presently, dozens of hearing aid models come with the ability to connect directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This will put the sound of these devices directly in your ears so others around you will feel more comfortable and won’t have to ask you to turn the volume down.
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.
Improved Connectivity Adds Another Layer of Safety
According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a concern. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being minimized by new technology.
Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. New hearing aids are able to connect to fire alarms that are part of smart home setup. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. The technical technique is 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 Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells
In addition to improving safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices inside your home, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are turning up in a lot more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature video and audio features.
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 transmit audio straight to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door instantly.
Why It’s Worth Getting Set up
Lots of individuals choosing not to use these functions because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. However, it’s worthwhile to recognize that connecting your hearing aid to smart technology in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.
The best part? We can show you how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has ample online resources to help you understand the set-up process.
So to be direct, you’re missing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you fail to take a few minutes to get them set up.
When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids
If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to talk about a hearing aid upgrade.