Summer’s almost here - at least for the Northern Hemisphere!
If you’re secretly counting down to your holidays … and if you have a cochlear implant. These tips might help you prepare for stress-free hearing when you’re travelling. And personally, I think it’s nice to prepare – especially when it’s a holiday I’m preparing for.
When making reservations
Some places have “Accessible” rooms options. Accessible rooms have been designed for people with hearing loss, poor eyesight etc. They include features such as visual alarms, specialised telephones, or doorbells that flash the room’s lights.
Keep everything important as close to you as is possible. This means batteries, chargers, drying system, accessories, back-ups. If these things are in your carry-ons/hand baggage, you won’t lose your hearing if you lose your luggage.
If travelling internationally, bring along the appropriate power converters—or bring enough disposable batteries to last for your trip; seeing as there might not be any at your destination.
Have the contact information for Oticon Medical so you can find it. Print out a copy of your audio processor’s map, or bring a digital version along on a USB stick.