Holiday season is almost here and for the world’s 360 million people with hearing loss, that might mean difficulty navigating crowded, noisy airports. If you’re visiting relatives or planning to travel someplace fun, make a list of what to pack to ensure you don’t forget any of your hearing device essentials.
Here are some simple suggestions for holiday travel with hearing loss to keep in mind:
- Extra batteries
- Cleaning kit
- Dry Aid Kit, particularly if you’re travelling to humid areas
- Your wireless accessories
- Spare battery doors (if applicable)
- Adapter for your charger if you’re traveling abroad
- Security Control instruction card (either download from here or found in the Baha Support App)
You also might want to schedule a quick trip to see your hearing healthcare professional before you go. Together, you can determine what adjustments, if any, need to be made to your hearing devices so you can hear effectively while on vacation.
Remember, it’s okay to walk through the airport security check wearing your Baha sound processors. The metal detectors won’t damage them. Do not place them on the conveyer belt or in the plastic bins, as that may generate static electricity. Also, you do not need to turn off your sound processors on the plane when the flight attendant tells you to turn off electronic devices, though you might need to switch them onto flight mode.
Enjoy your trip!
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