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Woman connecting her hearing aids to her smart home.

You might remember the phrase “world of tomorrow,” which was used to depict the bright future that technology was imagined to bring to society. We’re presently living in a technological “golden age”, and the development of hearing aids is a significant part of it.

Having the capability of connecting to your computer, smartphone, or TV is something that lots of modern hearing aid models come with. This permits 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 lower the volume on the TV.

For the purpose of entertainment, these features are great, but many users fail to activate them because they think that it’s too complicated. This could be a costly mistake.

Improved Connectivity Adds Another Level of Safety

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a substantial number of individuals over 50. Are there any rooms in the house where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.

The public is getting access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This means you’ll be able to hear the alarm wherever you are in your house. The technical process is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your tablet, TV, or computer to your hearing aid. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.

Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids

In addition to enhancing safety, there is excellent entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to numerous devices in your home, but the current movement 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 kinds of doorbells offer the added advantage of a video and an audio feed.

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 send audio straight into your ear.

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

It takes a little time to set these features up to communicate with your hearing aid, and that deters 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? We can demonstrate how to use these functions when you buy your hearing aid. 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 bought a new hearing aid that has wi-fi capabilities, you’re losing out if you don’t set them up.

When to Update Your Hearing Aids

Older hearing aid models don’t have as many connectivity options. Additionally, there are many technical improvements that are made each year to sharpen the overall audio quality of hearing aids. 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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