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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 brilliant future that technology was imagined to bring to society. A technology “golden age” is here now and that includes contemporary hearing aids.

Presently, dozens of hearing aid designs have the capability of connecting directly to your TV, computer, or smartphone. This allows 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 ideal for entertainment purposes, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and often don’t set them up. This could be a costly mistake.

Add Another Level of Safety With Enhanced Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a substantial number of individuals older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be hard to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be a challenge even if you have a hearing aid. Luckily, this life threatening hazard is already being reduced by new technology.

The public is gaining access to new devices that are being manufactured each year. Smart home setups often come with smoke detectors that can connect to modern hearing aids. This will enable you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. It works in basically the same way as connecting your phone to any other smart device. But streaming your hearing aid to your smoke alarm can actually save your life.

Hearing Aids Can Connect to Wi-Fi Doorbells

In addition to improving safety, there is great entertainment value in having your hearing aid connected to multiple devices in your house, but the current trend in smart home technology is outside your front door. Doorbells that can connect to Wi-fi are showing up in more and more homes. These kinds of doorbells provide the additional benefit of a video and an audio feed.

The good news for people who have hearing aids and have smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can connect to. Wondering who’s at the door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi connected doorbell, which would send 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 features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many individuals from utilizing them. Still, it’s important to understand that connecting your hearing aid to smart devices in your home can make your life safer, more comfortable, and ultimately more enjoyable.

The best part? We can show you how to use these functions when you purchase your hearing aid. 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 designs don’t have as many connectivity options. Furthermore, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. Increase your hearing and quality of life by setting up an appointment with us to discuss a hearing aid upgrade.

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