Check Your Hearing Before Your VacationAug 07, 2014
Before leaving on a vacation, you probably have a checklist of things to run through before you go, like mowing your lawn and getting your teeth cleaned. You may not think about getting your hearing checked before leaving for vacation, but you should.
There’s Lots to Hear on Your Vacation
Vacations aren’t just about seeing the places you visit, but hearing them, too. Hearing the birds call to each other as they fly overhead, hearing the waves from your hotel window, hearing the directions from your tour guide, and hearing the conversation with your loved one over a fancy dinner in a foreign city. These moments make your vacation memorable. Make sure your hearing, or your hearing aids, are in perfect condition before you go on vacation so you don’t miss a thing.
Get Your Hearing Aids Checked
When hearing aids are properly maintained, they last for approximately five years. Hearing aid users should get their devices checked every six months, and getting them checked before going on vacation is a great time to make sure they are in optimal condition.
Your Audiologist Can Help
Services your audiologist can provide:
- Test your hearing
- Remove ear wax
- Install new hearing aid batteries
- Fine-tune hearing aid settings
- Clean the hearing aids
- Resolve any whistling or feedback
- Offer tips on hearing aid use and care during vacation
Small Changes Can Make A Big Difference
Small adjustments to your hearing aids can make a big difference to your hearing, and if you haven’t had your devices checked in awhile, you may not even realize what you’re missing. Getting your hearing and hearing aids checked before vacation will ensure you don’t miss out on anything during your trip.
Visit Your Audiologist
Everyone should be getting their hearing checked once a year, but only one out of five adults who suffer from hearing loss actually seek treatment for their impairment. Your brain will adapt to small changes in your ability to hear, so it’s not always immediately obvious when your hearing diminishes. Visiting an audiologist will tell you exactly where your hearing stands, and when hearing aids are required, they can make a big difference in how you experience the world around you.
So when you’re thinking about all of the things you need to do before your next vacation, don’t forget to put “Visit the audiologist” at the top of the list!
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