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

Having the capability of connecting to your smartphone, TV, or computer is something that lots of contemporary hearing aid models come with. This allows you to hear these devices better while also creating a more pleasant environment for individuals around you who are too polite to tell you to turn down the volume on the TV.

For the purpose of entertainment, these features are great, but many users fail to set them up because they think that it’s too complicated. However, this could end up being an expensive mistake.

Add Another Level of Security With Enhanced Connectivity

According to the Fire Protection Research Foundation, the smoke alarm can’t be heard by a significant number of individuals over 50. Do you have any rooms in your home where it would be difficult to hear your smoke alarm? This can at times be challenging even with a hearing aid. Fortunately, new technology is already reducing this life-threatening risk.

The public is getting access to new devices that are being developed every year. New hearing aids have the ability to connect to fire alarms that are a component of your smart home setup. This means you’ll hear the alarm from everywhere in your home. It works in essentially exactly like connecting your phone to any other smart technology. The only difference is when you connect your hearing aids to your smoke alarms, it could save your life.

Smart Home Doorbells Can Connect to Hearing Aids

Streaming your hearing aid to all of the devices in your smart home gives 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 turning up in more and more homes. The benefit of these doorbells is that they feature audio and video functionality.

That’s one more device in your smart home for your hearing aid to connect to and that’s great news. Wondering who’s at the door? A Wi-fi doorbell would transmit audio directly to your hearing aid so you would know who’s at the door instantly.

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

Many individuals fail 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’re still struggling with the settings when you’re back at home, each hearing aid manufacturer has ample online information to help you understand the set-up process.

In short, if you’ve bought a new hearing aid with wi-fi capabilities, you’re missing out if you don’t set them up.

When to Update Your Hearing Aids

Older hearing aid models are missing a number of connectivity options. Also, the audio quality of hearing aids is getting better every day. If you’re having problems with hearing in certain settings or want to explore some of the new features you’re missing, schedule an appointment with us to improve your hearing and your quality of life.

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