From packing your suitcase to walking the lively streets of distant cities, prepare for your trip with some of Bay Audiology’s tips and tricks for traveling with hearing aids and get ready to explore with ease.
Exploring new places in New Zealand and visiting different parts of the world is an exciting experience. Your hearing aids are an extension of you, so don’t be afraid to take them along with you when you take off on your next adventure.
Yes, you can fly while wearing hearing aids. Some hearing aids even have a flight mode option to turn off wireless features. It is recommended that you activate flight mode on your hearing aids the same way you would with your mobile phone. If you have rechargeable hearing aids, remember to pack your charger and hearing aids in your carry-on luggage. Check with your airline ahead of flying if you have Lithium-ion rechargeable hearing aids so you can pack these safely.
Yes, you can go through aiport security with your hearing aids on. It is a good idea to let security staff know you are wearing them. Depending on the type of hearing aid, you may get flagged for additional screening. If you're not wearing your hearing aids, make sure not to place them on the conveyor belt or in the plastic bins. Doing so can generate electrical charge that could damage your hearing aids.
Yes, you are allowed to board the plane with your hearing aid batteries in the device. Depending on the type of battery, you may or may not be allowed to store spare batteries in your carry-on luggage. For confirmation, it is best to contact the airline you are travelling with.
Yes, you can go on a road trip wearing your hearing aids, just as you would drive around normally. There are some things to take into account, such as:
Traveling with hearing aids checklist
Plan all travel arrangements in advance to avoid any potential issues later.
Get your hearing aids checked. It’s very important to get your hearing aids checked out before you head off on your trip to ensure they are working properly.
Don’t forget to bring a dry aid kit for your hearing aids, especially if you are traveling to a waterside location or the beach. This will help keep your hearing aids clean and free from moisture.
Bring the right converter. Check you have the right converter for the country you’re visiting so you can keep your hearing aid accessories fully charged.