Can we use hearing aids on a plane? This is the tips for traveling with your hearing aids
This is the most common question that our customers love to know. Everybody loves to travel and they should continue what they really love to do even when they are wearing hearing aids!
Hearing aids are designed to be a large part of our daily lives and should be one of the first things on your packing list when it is time for a trip. You have to ensure they are always in peak working condition and you never miss a thing!
#1 : Power is the Key
Make sure you are traveling with enough or the correct power source for your hearing aids! It can be your hearing aids charger or extra batteries
#2 : Pack like a Pro
Pack all hearing aid supplies (batteries, charging stations, accessories etc.) in your carry-on luggage and keep them on the plane with you. Lithium-ion batteries cannot be in checked luggage!
#3 : Airport Security Checkpoint
Wear your hearing aids through the checkpoint and put assistive devices through x-ray screening.
#4 : On a Plane
You do not have to turn off your hearing aids or their wireless features on a plane. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) exempts devices like hearing aids and pacemakers because they don’t emit signals that might interfere with aircraft controls. Instead, you need hearing aids to listen to the flight announcement and to communicate with the people in your surrounding.
#5 : Confidence in Communication
Communicate with travel companions and service workers that you have a hearing loss, and be willing to ask for assistance when needed.
#6 : Accessory Access
Bring accessories like Remote Microphones or a Table Mic. Having tools that can best help you communicate with the world around you will help your vacation be high in enjoyment and low in stress!
#7: Connect to your mobile phone
NuEar’s Thrive hearing control app allows you to have control over your devices while in your daily lives, and can also help you find misplaced aids. By keeping your hearing aids and Thrive connected, you can quickly locate your aids if they are not found in the designated area that you set up while traveling.
You can also take advantage of Thrive’s numerous features, like its translation feature, reminder function, and smartphone streaming capabilities to get the most out of your trip.
#8 : Water is Wet
If you are traveling near water (beach, ocean, lake, etc.) or will be engaging in activities that may have you sweating, having either a dry aid kit (for battery style aids) or a drying capsules (for rechargeable aids) can help you dry out your aids after moisture exposure.
#9 : Keep it Clean
Don’t forget your cleaning tools (cloth, brush, wax guards, etc.) so that you can keep your aids in good working order.
Don’t leave your hearing aids at home in an attempt to keep them safe. If you have a set plan in place for traveling with your hearing aids, then the loss is unlikely and you will be able to hear clearly throughout your travels
Follow your normal daily upkeep even when traveling to ensure that your aids stay well maintained.
For more hearing aid travel tips and tricks, reach out to our hearing care professionals or contact us through our Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp. Enjoy your travel!!