Tips for Holiday Vacationing if You Use Hearing Aids
So, you are thinking of going on a holiday vacation. Do you plan to go to a sandy beach, take a hike, swim, dive or just relax away from the hustle and bustles of everyday life? Here are some tips for holiday vacationing if you use hearing aids…
Taking some time off to kick back and unwind in an exotic location is good for you. It can do wonders for your health and overall well-being. But if you use hearing aids, there are a few measures that you need to take to ensure that your vacation is hassle-free.
What to Look Out for?
As you might already know, water and dust are two arch enemies for your hearing aids. Unfortunately, these are often found aplenty in most vacation spots, including beaches, resorts, safaris, and so forth.
Remove your Hearing Aids before Swimming
When you are on a beach, your hearing aids are at the most risk of being damaged. This is especially true if the beach is a bit too windy, sweeping lots of moisture and dust towards your ears. If dust gets into your aids, it can not only cause damage but also clog them up. The same goes for moisture, which can damage the hearing aids circuitry. So, if you must take a dip in the water, be sure to remove your hearing aids and keep them securely in their storage box.
Your Packing Checklist
As a hearing aids wearer, here’s a handy checklist for you:
- Spare filters
- Extra battery
- Hearing aids case
- Cleansing kit
- Hearing aid protection (this is optional but important if you’re flying).
What If Your Hearing Aids Get Damp
Vacations are all about fun and getting a little carefree. If you a particularly active person, you might want to watch out for excess moisture. So, what if your hearing aids get wet accidentally? DON’T PANIC! Follow these simple steps to ensure that it’ll make it intact:
- Switch it off promptly
- Remove the battery immediately, and dry off the moisture using a dry cloth
- If the water in question is ocean or salty water, rinse your hearing aids with clean water
- Let it dry thoroughly folded into a tissue paper or newspaper
- If you are unsure that it is dry enough, or you suspect it has been damaged, don’t hesitate to bring it to our nearest branch for expert inspection.
Can I Dive with my Hearing Aids?
Absolutely not. Even if you have waterproof aids, they cannot withstand pressure build-up under water.
Can I fly with my Hearing Aids?
That’s a resounding, YES – they will not interfere with your flight or airport security checks at all.