What’s the best part of summer? The summer vacation of course!
Unless of course, you do something to ruin it. Like ending up far from home and having a hearing aid emergency.
It may not sound like much fun to go through a hearing aid checklist before vacating, but it might save the vacation. Here’s a checklist of the things to think about before hitting the road.
- Have a rechargeable hearing aid? Don’t forget the charger. Needless to say, it’s been done before. Don’t be one of those people.
- And if your hearing aid runs on batteries, don’t forget to bring extra batteries. Running around in a new place frantically looking for the batteries that fit your unit should not be on the vacation itinerary.
- Don’t get so wrapped up in the fun that you forget to do your normal cleaning routine at the end of the day. Bring along your cleaning kit and use it, since your hearing aid may be getting put through more of a workout than it does at home — exposed to sand and seawater and longer hours of use.
- Summer vacations often mean time near — or even on — the water. That means moisture. And hearing aids don’t like moisture. Bring your dryer or dehumidifier and put your hearing aid in it for the night after you’ve cleaned it (you did remember to clean it, right?).
- If you use them, spare domes and wax guards should be packed.
If you use a remote mic or any other Bluetooth accessory, don’t forget