Are you organizing a trip to Eisenhower State Park in Denison and planning to stay in a hotel? If so, and if you’re one of the 7.1% of adults aged 45 and over who uses a hearing aid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you may need to do a little extra preparation to make the most of the experience. We review what you can do to make the most of a hotel stay with hearing loss below.
Research the Hotel’s Accommodations
Before booking your hotel room, do some research about what types of accommodations they offer for people with hearing loss. While some of this information may be available on their website, it may be most helpful for you to call and ask. For example, you can ask if their lobby is quiet, if their televisions have closed captioning, if they have visual alert systems for emergencies or drills, if they have captioned phones and if they offer accessible alarm clocks.
Pack Your Necessities
Prior to leaving for your hotel stay, pack everything you need to hear well, which may include:
- Your hearing aids
- Extra batteries
- Your charging dock
- An adapter if you’re traveling abroad
- Cleaning kit
- Your storage case
- A dehumidifier
- Assistive listening devices
- A bag to store these things together in
If you’re traveling via airplane to your destination, make sure you put these items in your carry-on bag rather than in checked luggage so you’re never separated from them.
Bring Your Own Alarm Clock
Whether you’re traveling for business or for leisure, if you have scheduled activities in the mornings, you should bring your own alarm clock. Even if the hotel does offer an alarm clock that uses light or vibration to wake you, the one you’re used to may be more effective and help you wake up in a better mood, so you can enjoy your trip.
To learn more about traveling and hotel stays with hearing loss or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, call Sharp Hearing – The Audiology Center today.