Hearing aids a large part of our daily lives and should be the first thing to pack for a trip. When traveling with your hearing aids you should ensure they are always in the best working condition so you never miss anything.

Pack Like a Professional – Pack all your hearing aid supplies (batteries, charging stations, accessories etc) in your carry-on bag. Keep them on the plane with you. Remember lithium batteries cannot be inside checked luggage!

Communication – Communicate with your travel companions and service workers (flight attendants, hotel staff, etc) that you do have a hearing problem and be willing to accept assistance. Don’t leave hearing aids at home to ensure you keep them safe. Set a plan in place for traveling with your hearing aids. Loss will be unlikely and you will be able to hear clearly throughout your travels.

Airport – Wear your hearing aids through TSA, you will not be asked to remove them, but you may put assistive devise through x-ray screening.

Flying – You do not have to turn your hearing aids or their wireless features off on a plane. The FAA exempts devices like hearing aids, the do not emit signals that might interfere with aircraft controls.

Lodging – Create a designated area within your home-away-from-home for your hearing aid supplies and accessories. Do not leave them in napkins or tissues and always put them in their designated cases the area you have created.

Water – When traveling near water (beach, ocean, lake, etc) you will be engaging in activities that may have you sweating, either have a dry aid kit, for battery operated aids or a desiccant brick, for rechargeable hearing aids. Make sure to dry out your hearing aids after moisture exposure.

Clean – Be sure to bring your cleaning tools with, such as your cloth, brush, wax guards and etc. You will need these items to keep your hearing aids in good working order. Follow your daily upkeep even when traveling to make sure your hearing aids stay well maintained.