The days are getting longer, and the weather is getting warmer. Spring is here and with it, the first hint of travel season. If you’re itching to get out of town and see somewhere new, you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Travel Association, in 2017 U.S. residents logged 1.8 billion person‑trips (at least 50 miles from home) for leisure purposes in 2017. That’s a lot of sites to see!
If travel is on your horizon, you may be purchasing tickets, making reservations and preparing your packing list. With hearing loss, it’s also important to know the do’s and don’ts of traveling with hearing aids before you go.
One of the most important things you can do is prepare before you go. Schedule an appointment with your hearing health care provider to have your hearing aids cleaned and checked. Ensuring your batteries are charged and your hearing aids are working well can save headaches while you’re away. Your provider may even be able to give you more tips for traveling with hearing aids while you’re there.
If you’re traveling with hearing aids for the first time, or it’s been a while since you traveled, these do’s and don’t can help you enjoy your trip without the worry.
So, book a plane, train or boat or gas up the car. Reserve a hotel or call ahead to make sure the guest room is made up for you. Whatever your plans, follow these tips to travel confidently with your hearing aids.