Many people use the summer to spend their vacation in a relaxed way. Among them are also many wearers of hearing aids. If you are going on a trip, we have put together some tips and tricks to help you concentrate on your vacation.
Visit Your Hearing Aid Specialist For a Service in Advance Before You Go In Vacation
The filters of the hearing aids can become clogged or a minor repair may be necessary. It would be annoying if you had to visit an acoustician in your vacation destination. Therefore, have your hearing aids checked by an audiologist before you leave.
At your vacation destination, there may not always be an expert available to take care of your hearing aids. So it’s best to have your devices checked in advance by the hearing care professional you trust. He or she can also give you helpful tips on how to handle hearing aids while on vacation. To be on the safe side, pack a pack of filters and or domes.
If you do not have any care products at home, you can take them with you on your visit. Hearing aids require special care even on vacation. Especially on vacation, where sun, sweat, sand and various creams are added, regular cleaning is important. Clean the devices daily.
Batteries or Charger
Take enough batteries an adapter with you if you use a charger and keep these things in your carry-on luggage. This way, if your suitcase gets lost, you will have your hearing aids with you, ready to use.
If you have trouble equalizing pressure during takeoff and landing on a flight, simply remove your hearing aids. Some people also find it helpful to chew gum during takeoff or landing.
Hearing aids out and hearing protection in
These jaw movements equalize pressure in the middle ear. The eustachian tube opens and the pressure equalization happens directly. However, this doesn’t work for everyone.
If you feel pressure on your ears when flying, sometimes even hours after the flight, it may be because the mucous membranes are swollen due to colds or the dry air from air conditioning and a kind of vacuum develops. It can lead to a painful bulging of the eardrum.
In this case, you could use a hearing protector after taking out your hearing aids. This hearing protection is equipped with a special filter system that acts as a valve and ensures a slowed and constant pressure equalization when flying.
Can I Put Cream on With Hearing Aids?
You can cream yourself with hearing aids. Just make sure your hearing aids do not come in contact with sunscreen or other lotions. These can clog the devices. Especially the small membranes on the microphone covers can clog quickly. So it’s best to apply sunscreen first, then insert the hearing aids.
Can I Swim With Hearing Aids?
Many hearing aids are splash-proof, but not waterproof. Therefore, you should take your devices out of your ear when you go into the water. If your hearing aids ever get wet, it is recommended that you clean them with a cleaning cloth and care product. At night, you should place your hearing aids in a drying box to allow moisture to escape.
Protect Your Hearing Aids From Sand and Heat
You should also always protect your hearing instruments from sand or other dust. When you are not wearing your hearing aids, it is best to store them in a suitable box and place them in a shady place, because too much heat damages the hearing aids.
Should I Wear Hearing Aids on a Plane?
Hearing aids can be used on the plane during take-off and landing, but if you are using Bluetooth wireless hearing aids, you must switch them to flight mode.
If you want to not hear them for example because of the noise of the turbines make sure to not stow your hearing aids in the seat pockets. It is easy to forget them or damage them.
Do I Need to Power Down My Hearing Aids During on a Plane?
It is advisable to leave the hearing aids on during the flight in order to be able to understand important announcements or safety instructions. If necessary, ask the flight crew about this as well.
Can Hearing Aid Batteries Go In Carry-on Luggage?
All hearing aid batteries which are labeled as zinc-air batteries and can be stored in your carry-on luggage. Always check your airline’s regulations for carry-on baggage to be sure that hearing aid batteries are allowed in your carry-on luggage.
Where Do I Pack Hearing Aid Batteries When Flying?
Batteries for hearing aids should be stored in a readily accessible compartment in your carry-on baggage. This way, you will have the batteries quickly at hand at the security checkpoint and can quickly place them in the tray for the X-ray machine.
This way you also have them handy when your hearing aid needs new batteries.
Can I Wear Hearing Aids Through Airport Security?
You can wear your hearing aids through airport security checkups. Simply explain that you are wearing hearing aids so that security personnel has the information. Hearing aids should not normally set off the airport security metal detector. When the alarm goes off, you may be manually checked by security personnel. This is a brief scan with a hand-held metal detector to verify which location set off the alarm.
When you already told the personnel about your hearing aids he or she can rule it out as a source for the alarm.