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 hearing loss, however, international travel can create feelings of both excitement and trepidation. Travelling with your hearing aids and 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 airplanes. Some hearing aids do have a flight mode, however, that turns off wireless features. It is recommended that you activate flight mode, just as you would with a mobile phone during your flight, when flying with hearing aids.
Make sure you stock up on batteries for your hearing aids before you fly. If you have rechargeable hearing aids, 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, remember that roaming charges may apply in your holiday destination. This can be checked with your mobile provider. If you can't use the internet overseas, 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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Read our six step checklist for travelling with hearing aids and hearing loss: