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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”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.

Presently, lots of hearing aid designs come with the capability of connecting directly to your smartphone, computer, or TV. This permits you to hear these devices better and also creates a more relaxing environment for people around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.

While these technological properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid wearers find the functions too complicated and often don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.

Create Another Level of Security With Enhanced Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of people over 50. Are you able to hear your smoke alarm from any room in the house?? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is presently reducing this life-threatening risk.

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

Smart Home Doorbells Can Stream to Hearing Aids

Connecting your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home offers you more than simply a safety element, it also has an entertainment and convenience element, especially at your front door. Doorbells that can sync to Wi-fi are showing up in a lot more homes. The advantage of these doorbells is that they offer audio and video capabilities.

That’s one more device in your smart home that your hearing aid can 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 know who’s at the door immediately.

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

Many individuals choosing not to use these features because they take a bit of time and effort to set up. Still, it’s important to realize that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more relaxed, and ultimately more enjoyable.

The best part? When you buy your hearing aids, we can show you exactly how to set them up. If you find yourself fumbling with the settings when you get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has abundant online resources to help you navigate the set-up process.

To sum up, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid that has 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. Additionally, there are numerous technical improvements that are made every year to improve the all-around audio quality of hearing aids. Increase your hearing and quality of life by making an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.

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