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What should I know about travelling with hearing aids?

"by " Albert Stein


So you're heading to the airport to jet off for an upcoming business trip or holiday, but you also have a hearing condition – how do you manage? 

Fortunately, if you are a hearing aid user, there is nothing to be concerned about. However, there are a few things you should bear in mind before your departure.

Packing essentials 

One of the first things you should think to pack are spare batteries for your hearing aids. With everything that travel can bring, the last thing you need is for your hearing aids to fail when you need it most. Buying spare batteries before you go also means you won't have to search for some in what could possibly be an unfamiliar destination. If you have rechargeable batteries, don’t forget to pack your charger. 

Depending on where you're going, you may also want to pack a dehumidifier case, which you can usually get from your Clinician. This can help protect your hearing aids from moisture damage that can occur in particularly cold or wet seasons. 

At the airport 

When you're at the airport, it's a good idea to wear your hearing aids at all times, even through security. This way you can clearly hear the instructions of airport personnel. You're may not be required to remove your hearing aids when you go through the metal scanner, but it can be a good idea to alert a security officer about what hearing equipment you are bringing with you. 

On the plane, it is best to check with your airline on their rules in relation to using your hearing aid during the flight. However, if allowed some hearing aid wearers often chose to turn their aids off when flying, to avoid the amplification of the background engine noise.

If you believe you'd benefit from a hearing solution, or would like to have a hearing check before your next trip, click here or call 1800 340 631 to request an appointment with your local Audika clinic. 

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