A great hearing aid won’t slow you down during day-to-day activities, and the same is true when you travel! Whether you’re heading out of town for some much-needed down time on the beach, or hitting the road for that critical conference or meeting, you won’t want to worry about your hearing aid. Before you pack your bag, take a look at these helpful tips to make sure your journey is worry-free.
Stroll Through Security
According to the Transportation Security Administration, passengers with hearing aids will not need to remove their devices for security screenings. However, it’s always a good idea to notify the agent if you are wearing a hearing aid.
No matter the length of your trip, pack a good supply of extra batteries, cleaning tools, wax guard covers, and anything else you might need to maintain your hearing aid. Keep these in your carry-on in case of lost luggage. If you’re traveling abroad with a battery charger or other plug-in accessory, check to make sure it’s compatible with local outlets. Going skiing, or hiking in a rain forest? Remember to prepare for extreme weather when necessary.
Pack it Well
If you don’t already have one, pick up a sturdy, waterproof case for your hearing aid so that you can store it safely when it’s not in use. But don’t worry too much—Audicus hearing aids are surprisingly durable!
Look for Loops
If you’ll be visiting museums or other cultural venues, keep an eye out for signs indicating audio induction loops. These are cables that transmit a given sound—a concert or lecture, for example—to users of telecoil-enabled hearing aids directly, canceling out distracting background noise. If you happen to travel to London, you’ll also find this technology in the back seat of every taxicab!
Need Help? Just Ask
Even a seasoned traveler needs a helping hand now and then. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. For example, if you’re traveling alone and plan to sleep with your hearing aid turned off, ask someone nearby to let you know when announcements are made.