Most people already know that preparation is important. This is especially true when it comes to traveling. If you are a hearing aid user and are going on a vacation or taking a business trip, check out these do’s and don’ts for traveling with hearing aids.
- Make sure to have extra batteries and tubing (if necessary) with you at all times.
- Bring a dry aid kit or a hearing aid dehumidifier, especially if you are traveling near water such as a beach, an ocean, a lake, etc.
- It is recommended that you put any assistive devices through x-ray screening and wear your hearing aid device(s) through the TSA screening checkpoint. Simply let a TSA agent know you are wearing hearing aids as you go through security.
- Instead of packing your hearing aid supplies in your checked luggage, bring them on the plane with you; this includes batteries, cleaning tools, charging stations, and any other accessories.
- Once you reach your destination and start to unpack, make sure to keep your hearing aid equipment and accessories organized and handy.
- Don’t remove your hearing aids and/or leave them at home because you “don’t want to worry about them.”
- Don’t remove or turn off your hearing aids while your on the plane, even during flight. The FAA exempts certain devices, including hearing aids; they don’t give out signals that interfere with aircraft controls.
- Don’t hide the fact that you have hearing loss. Let it be known and be willing to ask for assistance when needed.
- Don’t forget to keep up with the daily care and maintenance of your hearing aid device(s).
Consult with the Professionals at Hearing Aid Counselors
At Hearing Aid Counselors, we are here to help you with your hearing needs. If you have questions about traveling with hearing aids or would like to speak with one of our experienced hearing care professionals, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient southern Idaho hearing center locations in Idaho Falls, Twin Falls, Hailey, or Burley.