“I have never believed that vacations are luxuries. They are our necessities–just like shelter, clothes, and food, they make us feel like humans and not like animals that care only for survival.” -Alexander Babinets
There is something magic about a vacation. There is anticipation, a sense of adventure and much-needed relaxation that comes with even the simplest of getaways. Hearing loss and hearing aids don’t change that. In fact, hearing aids can actually enhance your vacation experience as they do your everyday life! If you’re new to vacationing with hearing aids, these tips can help you get the most out of your time and be prepared away from home.
Before you Leave
Check in with your hearing health care provider. If you need new batteries or a hearing aid repair, it’s best to find out before you go on vacation. Your provider may also be able to give you some inside travel tips and tricks from their experience.
What to Pack
You already know that it’s crucial to protect your investment by caring for your hearing aids daily. As you do at home, you’ll want to take care of your hearing aids on vacation. What and how much you need to pack in your hearing aid travel care kit may depend on where you’re headed and how long you plan to be away from home. In general, you’ll want to have the following items in your luggage for daily care and the occasional quick repair on the road:
Do Your Research
Wherever you’re headed, you’ll want to do some research before you go to ensure that you get the most from your experience and are prepared in the event of a hearing aid emergency:
Don’t let the fear of travelling with hearing aids keep you from heading out on an adventure! These tips and maybe some text and email alerts from your airline can help you stay stress-free and on track with the vacation fun wherever your next trip may take you.