Why Linking up Your Hearing Aids to Your Smart Home is…Smart

Woman connecting her hearing aids to her smart home.

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

Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that most modern hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for those around you who are too nice to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.

While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the functions too difficult and often don’t set them up. However, this could wind up being an expensive mistake.

Create Another Layer of Security 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 there any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even with a hearing aid. Thankfully, this life threatening danger is already being reduced by new technology.

The public is gaining access to new devices that are being developed each year. Smart home systems normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from wherever you are in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. One difference, however, is that when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells

Streaming your hearing aid to all of the technology in your smart home gives you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, particularly at your front door. Wi-fi synced doorbells have become common among homeowners. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional advantage of an audio and a video feed.

That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can connect to and that’s great news. Not sure who’s at the door? You would know instantly with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would transmit audio straight into your ear.

Why is it Worthwhile to Make Sure 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 making use of them. But if you want a safer, more comfortable, and more enjoyable life, you need to realize that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.

The best part? We can demonstrate how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, most hearing aids have sufficient online information 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 don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.

Is it Time to Update Your Hearing Aids?

If you have older hearing aids they probably don’t have very good connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Improve your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.

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