The holidays are a time for friends and family to get together and enjoy the festivities of the season. Travel is often a part of that, but the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can mean larger crowds and a more hectic pace.
Traveling with your hearing aid can add to the stress if you aren’t prepared. These tips will help ensure your holiday travels are more relaxed and enjoyable.
Bring Your Hearing Aid Kit
If your hearing aids aren’t in good working order, it can really put a damper on your time with family and friends. Having a hearing aid kit readily available will keep your hearing aids working as they should.
Things you should include in your hearing aid kit include:
- A zipper bag or container to hold the contents of your kit
- Tool for cleaning (cleaning filament, wax picks, small brushes)
- Charger or spare battery supply
- Magnifying glass
- Wax guard
- Extra domes and tubes
- Microfiber cloth
Pack a Back-Up Charger or Batteries
While you may remember to pack the charger or batteries that you regularly use, it’s always a good idea to carry a backup supply for emergency circumstances.
It is also a good idea to keep your hearing aids in good working order. If yours are rechargeable, you should charge them at night, so they are ready to go each morning. If yours take batteries, make sure you always have fresh batteries with you.
Pack Your Dry Aid Kit
The holidays are a wonderful time, and a little snow can make things very festive. However, rain, snow, and humid climates may not be so kind to your hearing aids. A dry aid kit will keep moisture at bay, so your hearing aids continue to function well.
The kit is simply a small container or jar and a desiccant. If your hearing aid gets wet, put the desiccant in the jar and insert the hearing aid. The desiccant will pull all of the moisture out of even the tiniest spaces in your hearing aid.
Airline Travel Tips with a Hearing Aid
In most cases, you can keep your hearing aids on when you go through security. But in other cases, the scanners or other security equipment may pick them up. If so, you will be asked to remove them.
If you want to keep your hearing aids on during your flight, that’s okay. Even hearing aids with wireless capabilities are allowed to be on during flights on all domestic airlines.
Whether you are looking to get hearing aids, or you need to get yours repaired, U.S. Hearing Solutions can help. Find a location near you to schedule an appointment.