The summer often means holidays and travel. Even if you have a hearing loss. But if you have a hearing loss and use hearing aids, the holiday can quickly be ruined if, for example, your hearing aid breaks or the batteries run out.
A few precautions can however ensure that your holiday goes well when you have a hearing aid. These four tips can be useful to remember before the holiday starts:
- Always bring extra batteries, tubes, filters, a dry box as well as drying tablets and cleaning equipment for your hearing aid.
- Take fresh batteries with you for your vibrating alarm clock if you use one.
- Make sure to have the telephone number and address of the nearest hearing clinic at your destination.
- Inform the travel company and the hotel of your situation.
Get a basic kit
It can be a good idea to bring a basic kit with you on holiday to maintain your hearing aid.
A basic kit is a travel kit which includes an air blower/puffer, anti-bacterial cleaning wipes, a dry box with drying tablets, extra batteries, an extra tube and filters.
People with cochlear implants should contact their audiologist for individual guidance.
Source: Auris, nr. 4, 2012.