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Remember how the exciting new future technology was going to bring society into the “world of tomorrow”? A “golden age” of technology is here now and that includes modern hearing aids.

Having the ability to connect to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of contemporary hearing aid designs come with. This permits you to hear these devices better while also creating 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 properties are perfect for entertainment applications, some hearing aid users find the features too complicated and frequently don’t activate them. However, this could end up being a costly mistake.

Create Another Level of Safety With Improved Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, a significant number of individuals older than 50 are unable to hear their smoke detector. Are there any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? Even with hearing aids, this can be difficult. Thankfully, this life threatening hazard is already being minimized by new technology.

Every year, new devices are developed and released to the public. Smart home setups normally come with smoke detectors that can connect to newer hearing aids. This will allow you to hear the alarm from every room in your house. The technical technique is very similar to how hearing aids stream audio from your computer, tablet, or TV to your hearing aid. But connecting your hearing aid to your fire alarm can actually save your life.

Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids

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

The good thing for hearing aid wearers with smart home technology is that it’s another device your hearing aid can sync to. Who’s that at your door? You would know immediately with a wi-fi synced doorbell, which would transmit audio directly into your ear.

Why It’s Worth Setting up up

It takes time to set these features up to work with your hearing aid, and that stops many people from utilizing them. But if you want a more comfortable, safer, and more enjoyable life, you need to understand that connecting your hearing aid to your smart home can help you have it.

The best part? We can show you how to use these features when you purchase your hearing aid. If you’re still struggling with the settings when you get home, each hearing aid manufacturer has sufficient online information to help you understand the set-up process.

So to be direct, you’re losing out if you have newer hearing aids with wi-fi capabilities and you don’t take a few minutes to get them set up.

When to Upgrade Your Hearing Aids

Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity possibilities. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is improving every day. If you’re having difficulty with hearing in particular settings or want to experience some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing as well as your quality of life.

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