From finding a house-sitter to making sure you pack enough outfits for the upcoming trip, there’s a lot to check off your “to-do” list before you can enjoy an upcoming vacation. If you have hearing loss and will be traveling with a hearing aid, however, there are some especially important tips you’ll want to keep in mind as you prepare.
Don’t Forget Your Accessories
Make sure you have everything packed that you’ll need to keep your hearing aid functional throughout the duration of your trip. This includes not just your cleaning supplies, but additional batteries and a carrying case as well. Depending on the type of battery your hearing aid requires, you may want to check with your airline (if traveling by plane) to find out whether or not the batteries are permissible in your carry-on luggage.
Grab a TSA Notification Card (If Flying)
Speaking of flying, keep in mind that you’re permitted to wear your hearing aid through any security check-points you may cross while in a United States airport. However, you may want to let the TSA know about your hearing aid ahead of time to avoid any potential complications or delays. You can do this by filling out a TSA notification card before your trip. If flying to/from airports in other countries, be sure to do your research before wearing your hearing aid through security.
Mind the Climate
Don’t forget to consider how the climate you’ll be traveling to may affect your hearing aid. This is especially important if you’re going somewhere humid, as excess moisture in the air could damage your hearing aid. Consider bringing a dry aid kit to remove moisture from your hearing aid while you’re on your trip.
For more information on traveling with a hearing aid, or to find out more about how hearing aids can help you or a loved one with hearing loss, contact U.S. Hearing Solutions today!