On a flight this past week I noticed just how loud it is in the cabin of an airplane! I was having trouble hearing the announcements of the flight attendants and pilot. I was also imagining how hearing loss would impact me in this scenario.
In light of the fact that more and more people are anxious to travel, I thought I’d share some tips for traveling on an airplane when you have hearing loss:
- Notify the airline of your hearing impairment when booking your ticket.
- Alert the flight attendant about your hearing loss and request that you are made aware of announcements.
- Wear your hearing aids if you have them. You can wear them through security and on the airplane.
- If traveling with a companion with whom you’d like to converse during the flight, consider a remote microphone that is compatible with your hearing aids.