A trip overseas is a time for fun, festivities and experiencing the unfamiliar. It’s a time to uncover unseen places, visit old friends or try new foods. Most of all an international holiday should be a time to relax.
For people with a hearing loss, however, international travel can create feelings of both excitement and trepidation. Travelling with your hearing aids and a hearing loss doesn't have to be scary. Prepare for your trip in advance and you shouldn't have any issues.
There are no current restrictions that will not allow you to wear your hearing aids on a plane. Some hearing aids have Flight mode to turn off wireless features. It is recommended that you activate flight mode, just as you would with a mobile phone during your flight.
Make sure you stock up on batteries for your hearing aids before you travel, if you have rechargeable hearing aids then even better, just remember to pack the charger and an adapter for the local power socket.
If your hearing aids are connected to your smartphone, then remember roaming charges may apply in your holiday destination, you can check this with your mobile provider. If you can't use the internet overseas then you can still use Bluetooth without using your data, just be sure to switch off mobile data on your phone. Most of all, have fun and enjoy all the sounds of the holiday.
Read our 6-steps checklist for travelling.