Woman connecting her hearing aids to her smart home.

You may recall the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the dazzling future that technology was imagined to bring to society. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.

Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that many modern hearing aid models come with. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for individuals around you who are too polite to tell you to lower the volume on the TV.

While these technological attributes are ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and frequently don’t set them up. This could be an expensive mistake.

Add Another Layer of Security With Improved Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke detector can’t be heard by a significant number of people over 50. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? Even when you have hearing aids, this can be a challenge. Fortunately, new technology is already minimizing this life-threatening danger.

Each year, new devices are designed and released to the public. Smart home setups usually come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your home. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. The only difference is when you link up your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

Hearing Aids Can Stream to Wi-Fi Doorbells

In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices inside your house, but the current movement in smart home technology is at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become prevalent among homeowners. These types of doorbells provide the additional benefit of an audio and a video 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 instantly with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would send audio directly into your ear.

Why is it Worthwhile to Ensure That You Get it Set up?

It takes a little time to set these functions up to work 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 technology in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.

The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. Even if you’re still not sure after you get home, the internet is a great resource for set-up help.

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.

Is it Time to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids?

Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having problems 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 as well as your quality of life.

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