The holiday season is practically here, which means many of you will be traveling to see family. Since travel is a little more stressful when you have to wear a hearing aid, here are a few easy tips that should prove useful.
See a Hearing Specialist
Before you travel anywhere this holiday season, speak to your specialist to ensure that you have a clean bill of health and your hearing aid is in good condition. The chances are you’re probably good to go, but it’s always best to make sure.
Pack Extra Batteries
The last thing you want is to be left in an unfamiliar place without a functional hearing aid battery. You can’t always assume you will be able to buy new batteries at your destination, so buy a few extras before you leave and keep them handy. Pack some in your carry-on if you’re flying, and put a few more in your luggage.
Keep Your Hearing Aid in Your Carry-On
It would be best not to leave your hearing aid in your checked luggage when you fly. Things can happen to your luggage even when you fly with the most reliable airlines, and you don’t want to risk losing your hearing aid even if you don’t wear it all the time. Put it in your carry-on bag with a few extra batteries instead. That way, you’ll have it with you if you can’t get to your luggage right away when you land.
Arrive at the Airport Early
Rushing to catch a plane is stressful under any circumstances, but it can be downright disorienting if you’re hard-of-hearing. If you’re going to fly, make sure you arrive at the airport long before your departure time, so you know exactly where to go. The same applies to check-in times at hotels. The earlier you arrive, the less stressful things will be.
Invest in a Waterproof Case
If you haven’t already, purchase a waterproof case for your hearing aid, especially if you’re traveling someplace particularly humid. Moisture can do a lot of damage to a hearing aid, so keep a waterproof case on hand at all times for when you have to remove your own device.
Call Us Today
Whether you’re traveling to visit family for the holidays or you simply have questions or concerns about your hearing aid, contact a specialist at Beltone Dallas Fort Worth today. We will be happy to answer any questions you might have.