These Hearing Aids Can Connect to Several Household Items

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 27, 2016
References: oticon & fortune
Oticon's 'Opn' connected hearing aids are another device on the constantly expanding list that is the Internet of Things.

The hearing aid can connect to smartphone devices and it is not the first of its kind to do this, but it can also connect to doorbells, smoke detectors and baby monitors. This would exponentially improve not only the quality of life for people who are hard of hearing, but could potentially save their lives or the lives of those around them by detecting danger through smoke or baby alarms. The hearing aids can also perform other daily tasks -- such as turning on lights or the coffee machine when the user turns the aids on in the morning.

These hearing aids could significantly improve the lives of the millions of people with hearing problems, as they allow the user to lead more convenient and safer lives.