Woman connecting her hearing aids to her smart home.

Recall how the exciting new future technology was going to take society into the “world of tomorrow”? We’re presently living in a technological “golden age”, and the evolution of hearing aids is an important part of it.

Having the ability to connect to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more relaxing environment for those around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.

For the purpose of recreation, these features 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 Enhanced Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in your home?? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening danger is already being minimized by new technology.

The public is gaining access to new technology that is being developed each year. Smart home systems often come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will permit you to hear the alarm from every room in your home. It works in pretty much exactly like streaming your phone to any other smart device. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids

In addition to enhancing safety, there is great entertainment value in connecting your hearing aid to numerous devices in your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are turning up in more and more homes. These types of doorbells offer the added benefit of an audio and a video feed.

The good news for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Who’s that at your door? A Wi-fi doorbell would send audio right to your hearing aid so you would see who’s at the door immediately.

Why It’s Worth Getting Set up

It takes a little time to set these functions up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from using them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, 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? 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’re back at 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 with 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 many connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in certain 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.

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