If you have been waiting to travel again and now you have the chance, don’t forget to take your new hearing aids with you when you go. If you, or your loved one, have lost your hearing during lockdown then travelling with a hearing aid may be a new experience. Some hearing aids can be fragile, water, sand, humidity, and condensation can ruin them. Hearing aids can also fall out during adventurous activities off the beaten track. So if you are planning a trip soon you may also need a plan for traveling with hearing aids. The best thing to do is consult a professional audiologist, like Clarisound, as you make travel decisions. Here are some tips to get the most out of your chance to travel again with you new hearing aid.

1. Do you need to take your hearing aid when you travel?

You may have concerns that your new hearing aids may be damaged by condensation or lost when you are doing outdoor activities. If you, or your loved one, are suffering from profound hearing loss then this is not a viable strategy.

2. Get some help from family and friends

A reliable friend is worth their weight in gold at the best of times so if you are travelling with a friend, or family member, and want to try getting by without your hearing aids then decide if they can help compensate for this. It can be annoying to travel partners if you have to keep asking, “What did they say?” or repeating everything to you.

3. Pack Your Hearing Aids Safely

You pack your valuables, your passport and credit cards, carefully when you travel so now get used to packing your hearing aids and accessories too.  The best way to keep your hearing aids safe when you travel is to wear them. Take batteries, or a charging station, and an adaptor.

4. Avoid water, sand, and snow

Water, sand, and snow can ruin your hearing aids. There are waterproof hearing aids available but if you didn’t purchase a waterproof hearing aid then don’t go jumping in the swimming pool forgetting that you have your comfortable hearing aids on.

5. Travel insurance may not cover your hearing aids

Travel has never been more unpredictable than during the Covid 19 pandemic. Flights are postponed or cancelled and there can be other hold ups so it’s a good idea to get travel insurance before you set out. Travel insurance often doesn’t cover losing your hearing aids, or may only provide limited coverage. It’s worth checking out different insurers before you set out to see if you can insure for your hearing aids.

If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then before you set off travelling drop into Clarisound for a free hearing check by one of our friendly, professional audiologists. Wearing a hearing aid won’t just just restore your hearing, it will help you get the most out of your travels.