Are you using hearing aids for the first time and you’re ready to plan a vacation? It can be troubling to know that you have a small, expensive piece of gear with you that you could easily lose. To ensure that you have a great vacation while still getting the best out of your hearing aids, here are three essential things that you should not do.
Do Not Forget The Essentials
Depending on the length of your vacation, you have to be prepared for anything when it comes to your hearing aid. You need to keep it in working order, and that means bringing along all of your extra necessities: extra batteries, your cleaning kit, your charging station, and cable, and extra wax guards. That way, your hearing aid is always comfortable and always working.
If you’re going somewhere that is going to be near water, then you’ll want to bring a dryer or dehumidifier to ensure that your hearing aids are fully dry the next day so that you can wear it. Any water inside of your hearing aid can result in damage and you may have to end up paying a lot of money to get it fixed or have it replaced altogether.
Don’t Remove Your Hearing Aid During Security Check
You don’t have to worry about your hearing aid setting off the metal detector. You can keep it in your ear and go through security without any problems, and they won’t affect the body scans either. Even the most discreet hearing aids on the market aren’t going to affect you getting through security at all.
However, you should tell the security officer that you are wearing one and then see where you go from there. If you are asked to remove it, then make sure that it’s placed in something so that you won’t easily lose it. The x-ray machine is not going to harm the components of your hearing aid.
Don’t Listen To Distracting Noises
If you are going on a road trip, it can be a bit boring to drive on one continuous road for hours on end. It may be tempting to put on some music to help the time pass more quickly. However, with your hearing aid on, you can become too distracted and you won’t be able to hear the sounds outside of your car. You’re better off being bored and safe than having a good time and risking getting into a car accident. Turn the radio off if you find that it interferes with you hearing external sounds going on around you.
Having a hearing aid is essential for some people to function in their daily lives but that doesn’t mean that they have to hinder your love for travel. Just ensure that you’re adequately prepared to take care of it when you’re away from home so that you don’t have to suffer in an unfamiliar place. If you need to, scope out any nearby pharmacies near your vacation spot you should need to buy extra batteries.