Hearing Loss & Hearing Aid Travel Guide
This time of year there is plenty of traveling to do. Hearing loss can make challenging to get where you need to go, especially during the holidays when it can be hectic. Whether it is on planes, trains, or automobiles, we have tips for you to travel with hearing loss or your hearing aids.
Plan Ahead for a Stress Free Trip
The first step in the process is to plan ahead to ensure that your trip is stress free. When you can anticipate more about your trip itinerary, there is less to worry about. Study where you need to be and at what time. Learn your gates, train platform number, or map out your drive. If you are flying, opt in for text messages so that you can see any updates about your flight, gate, etc. Lastly, arrive early so that you can be ready for the crowds and see any changes to your gate or platform. Not having to rush around will help you stay calm and on top of your travel path.
Make a Checklist
Make a list (and check it twice) so that your holiday travel will be nice! If you wear hearing aids, this list is for you. Here are some things that you should bring with you when you travel, these items should go in your carry-on, don’t risk them getting lost in checked baggage:
- Hearing aid case.
- Spare hearing aid batteries.
- Your cleaning kit.
- All the accessories you use with your hearing aids.
- Any connected devices you use in conjunction with your hearing aids to help you hear.
If you have hearing aids, you are allowed to (and should) wear them during the flight. This applies even if you have wireless hearing aids. Let your flight attendant know if you can’t hear well so that he or she will know to make sure you understand everything of importance during the flight.
Trust the Experts at Hearing Aid Counselors
We are here to help you through all aspects of hearing loss and maintain your best hearing health and overall health. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced hearing health care professionals at a Hearing Aid Counselors.