Summer tends to inspire people to travel for recreation and leisure. Whether you’re headed to spend some time with family or going on a cruise, there are a few things to consider if you are traveling with hearing aids.
Your hearing aids aren’t the only thing you need to remember on your travels. Accessories are necessary to ensure you can use your hearing aids for the duration of your trip. Don’t forget these essentials:
Charging station – if your hearing aids are rechargeable, don’t forget to stick your charging station in with your other essential items. It’s not uncommon to forget something as necessary as your charger, which can impact your whole trip.
Extra batteries – Batteries usually die at the most inconvenient times. Don’t forget to pack extras so you aren’t left in a situation where you can’t use your hearing aids to assist with hearing loss. It might be difficult to find the right kind of batteries in the store when on your trip, so be proactive in your packing endeavor and pack more than you expect to use.
Flying with Hearing Aids
Some things you should keep in mind if you’re flying with hearing aids are to:
Wear them when flying: You might be tempted to take them out due to the noise level at the airport, but this increases the chances that you’ll misplace and lose them. You could also miss out on hearing important directions and announcements.
Bring them in your carry-on: Luggage can be delayed or lost while flying, so play it safe and bring your hearing aid accessories and supplies in your carry-on bag. You’ll know where they are at all times and can remedy any issues immediately.
Keep them on while flying: You don’t need to remove your hearing aids while going through the air. Wearing them ensures you can hear the attendant and the people you’re next to on the flight.
Going on Road Trips with Hearing Aids
Road trips are a great alternative to flying but can bring their own set of concerns for those who wear hearing aids. Keep these tips in mind to help you on your journey:
- Use your judgment when driving with hearing aids. Ask someone else to take the wheel if you’re feeling excessively tired or fatigued.
- Cut down distractions. Excess noise can make traveling more stressful than it needs to be. Don’t be afraid to turn down the radio if it makes you feel more comfortable.
The most important thing of all is to remember to have fun on your trip. Contact us at Beltone Audiology if you have concerns with hearing care or hearing loss than we can help with. Call now at (888) 210-5846.