For most of us, it’s been a long time—a good long while—since preparing for a vacation has been on the agenda. And maybe lockdown has hurt our traveling savvy.
If you use hearing aids, there are a few things that need to be prepped when you’re on the road. Dealing with an audio meltdown far from home is no fun.
So, if the life of your hearing aids is going to soon be more complicated than traveling between your ears and night table for months on end, here’s a checklist of things to think about:
- If your hearing aid needs batteries, then you need batteries when traveling. You’re not getting away from it all just to go battery shopping.
- And if you’ve got a fancy rechargeable hearing aid … then don’t forget the charger.
- There may be some accessories or extra domes and wax guards that help your hearing aids function their best. Remember to pack them before you leave.
- If you’re planning on getting wet at the beach or in the pool, then you’ll want to have the dehumidifier packed so you can properly dry out your hearing aids at night. Being active on vacation may mean that you’ll need to dedicate a little time to clean them, so make sure the cleaning kit is along for the ride.
Just like you’ll have to remember to bring your mask if you’re flying—they’re still required per CDC regulation—make sure you’ve got everything your hearing aids will need on vacation before heading out the door.