Travelling with your hearing aids

Travelling with hearing aids

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.

Travelling on a plane with hearing aids

There are no current restrictions that will not allow you to wear your hearing aids on a plane even with wireless technology

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.

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Travelling with hearing aids checklist

Plan in advance

Planning all travel arrangements in advance will help you avoid any potential issues later.

Pack important things in your bag. Take any necessary equipment with you. This includes packing your hearing aid charger or extra batteries and the right cleaning supplies & de-humidifier for your hearing aids.

Check your phone’s roaming restrictions or charges

Make sure you’re able to both send and receive text messages abroad. In addition, be sure to request any travel updates to alert you via text.

Use maps

Having a map handy will help make it easier to find your way around or ask for directions, especially when you might have a hard time understanding the locals otherwise.

Remind staff that you’re hearing Impaired. At the hotel put the do not disturb sign on the door to avoid unwanted walk-ins.

Have your hearing aids checked beforehand

 Before leaving on any trip, make sure your hearing aids are working properly by having them checked by Amplifon.

Ask for Help When Needed. Ask tour guides and other professionals for help when needed. After all, that’s why they’re there.

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