Here are 9 tips when traveling with your hearing aids.
Always bring extra batteries.
Do not forget your cleaning tools (cloth, brush, wax guards, etc.)
Bring a dry aid kit, especially if you are traveling near water, or will be in a humid area. A Dry aid kit is used to remove any moisture build up in your hearing aids. It is important to remove the batteries from your hearing aids when placing them in the kit.
Do not remove your hearing aids or leave them at home because you worry about how difficult it will be. The more you practice wearing them, the better you will get.
Wear your hearing aids through TSA and place assistive devices through the x-ray screening.
Bring all hearing aid supplies (accessories, batteries, charging station, remote microphone, etc.) with you onto the plane.
Set up an area for your hearing aids accessories/supplies when you get to your destination.
Do not turn off your hearing aids or their wireless features on while on a plane. The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) grants immunity to hearing aids because they do not emit signals that may affect airplane controls.
Disclose your hearing loss with flight attendants and travel companions, and be willing to ask for help.
For more tips and information about traveling with hearing aids, contact one of our hearing instrument specialists at Pure Sound Hearing Aids.