Last updated on Mar 29, 2019
Americans love to travel. Older Americans are especially feeling the globetrotting urge. In fact, Baby Boomers are expected to take four or five leisure trips this year, according to a national AARP survey. Maybe you’re one of the 49% of Boomers that travel to relax and rejuvenate, booking an escape to a tropical beach or peaceful resort. Or maybe you’re one of the 57% that travel to spend time with family and friends, planning a long overdue road trip or reunion. About half (49%) of respondents only expect to travel domestically, but that leaves the other half planning to travel domestically and internationally. Top choices for those going abroad? That would be the Caribbean/Latin America and Europe.
Yet for too many Baby Boomers, traveling gets more complicated when you’re dealing with hearing loss. Traveling with hearing aids can be intimidating, but it doesn’t need to be. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you prepare for your trip.
Nothing ruins a trip more than losing a necessity — your passport, your wallet, your ability to hear. It’s even worse if you can’t do anything about it until you get home, meaning you can’t fully enjoy the vacation you’ve been looking forward to. That’s why preparing for your travels is so important. Not only can your preparation help keep your hearing aids in working order, but it puts you at ease for the entirety of your travels.
When packing for your trip, make sure you bring:
A major concern people have about traveling is whether they’re able to fly on an airplane with their hearing aids. Does the TSA allow hearing aids? Don’t worry, flying with hearing aids is allowed and encouraged.
Here are some tips for traveling via airplane:
Traveling shouldn’t be stressful. To make the most of your trip, just plan ahead and make sure you’ll have everything you need while you’re away from home.
Are you planning on taking a trip? Stock up on all of your hearing aid parts and accessories before you start packing!