Vacation Tips: Traveling With Your Hearing Aids
When traveling with your hearing aids, you must keep several things in mind. Many vacations take place in moist climates or near the ocean. Water and salt spray will harm your hearing aid. If you are traveling somewhere remote, you may not have access to hearing aid batteries or maintenance. Prior to leaving, prepare a hearing aid travel kit with the following items:
- Hearing aid dryer: Utilize this if you will be near water or doing sweat-heavy workouts that bring your hearing aid into contact with moisture. This will allow you to remove any residual moisture. Many options are available depending on the make and model of your hearing device.
- Extra batteries: Keep in mind that batteries last one to two weeks and be sure to stock up.
- Cleaning kit: Bring along your cleaning kit or purchase a spare. A cleaning kit includes a wax removal brush, wax removal pick, tube vent cleaner, battery door opener, and battery magnet.
- Extra tubes: For BTE device users, packing some additional tubes could prove beneficial as this is the part of the device most susceptible to wear and tear.
- Hearing aid insurance: If you are worried about theft, loss or damage, purchase insurance for your hearing aids.
Speak to your local hearing care professional for more tips and ideas about traveling with your hearing aid.