Woman connecting her hearing aids to her smart home.

Remember how the fascinating new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.

Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This will put the sound of these devices right in your ears so people around you will feel more comfortable and won’t need to ask you to turn down the volume.

While these technological attributes are perfect for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid wearers find the features too difficult and often don’t set them up. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.

Enhanced Connectivity Adds Another Level of Security

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of people aged 50 or older can’t hear their smoke alarms. Can you hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.

Every year, new devices are designed and made available to the public. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. It works in pretty much exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart device. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells

In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices inside your home, but the current movement 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 benefit of these doorbells is that they have video and audio functionality.

That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s good news. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.

Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure You Get it Set up?

It takes time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters many individuals from making use of them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, 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? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. 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 with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.

When to Update Your Hearing Aids

Older hearing aid designs don’t have as many connectivity possibilities. In addition, there are numerous technical enhancements that are made every year to sharpen the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. If you’re having problems with hearing in particular settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, make an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.

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