It’s quite common for our hearing aids to become a comfortable extension of our body. As we live our lives, traveling for both work and recreation, we want to share some points to remember in order to maintain maximum performance from our hearing aids.
- Always keep extra batteries with you
- Take a “dry aid kit” - especially useful if traveling near water, like beaches or oceans
- Wear hearing aids through TSA, put assistive devices through x-ray screening
- Take all of your hearing aid supplies (batteries, chargers, accessories, etc.) onto the plane as a carry-on
- Upon arrival, set up an area for your hearing aid, supplies, and accessories
- Don’t remove your hearing aids or leave them behind because you’re worried about how hard it will be. The more often you wear your hearing aids, the easier it will be
- Don’t turn your hearing aids or the wireless feature off while on the airplane. Devices like hearing aids and pacemakers are exempt by the FAA, and will not emit any signals that may interfere with aircraft controls
- Don’t leave your cleaning tools behind (brush, cloth, wax guards, etc.)
- Don’t leave your accessories behind, such as your remote microphone - accessories will make your vacation more enjoyable
- Don’t try to keep your hearing loss hidden - make flight attendants and travel companions aware that you have hearing loss - be willing to ask for assistance
To obtain more tips and warnings, reach out to your hearing healthcare professional. If you do not have a hearing care provider, we’re glad to help you find one near you. Call (888) 919-6824 or just click here.