If you’re planning on traveling this holiday season, don’t forget your hearing aids!
Keep your hearing aids on. It can be tempting to take them off on the airplane, but keep your hearing aids on so that you don’t miss important flight or safety announcements. If the ambient noise is excessively loud, you can reduce the volume to a comfortable level.
Stay charged and stocked. If you wear the Earlens Light-Driven Hearing Aid, don’t forget your charger so that you can recharge your behind-the-ear devices during downtime. When you place your hearing devices into the charger, you should also make sure that the indicator lights are solid and not flashing or blinking. If you wear a hearing aid that isn’t rechargeable or requires maintenance, be sure to bring extra supplies like wax guards and batteries. You won’t want to miss out on conversations because your hearing aids died!
Protect your investment. Try to prevent your hearing aids and charger from being bumped or squeezed while on the road. You should also take care to store them in a cool, dry environment to keep them working properly.
Get VIP treatment. If you’re staying in a hotel, hotels and motels are required to provide guest rooms that meet specific requirements for people who are hearing impaired. Let the front desk know that you are hearing impaired if you would like one of these rooms.
We wish everyone safe, fun travels this holiday season!
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