What is a looped building?

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The best way to treat your hearing loss is by wearing hearing aids that are personally fit for you and your hearing loss needs. They can effectively and easily transmit sound you would normally miss right into your ears, meaning you aren’t going to miss a moment.

Not every situation or place is designed for people with hearing loss. An airport, for example, could easily be overwhelming. With crowds and announcements over the loudspeakers, you could miss something important and not even know it. Wearing hearing aids should make it easier.

Now, buildings, arenas, auditoriums, and airports are making it easier. With something called a hearing loop, buildings everywhere (now called looped buildings), take sound and feed it directly into your hearing aids.

Let’s answer some of your questions you might have about what a hearing loop is and how to use it.

1. What exactly is a hearing loop?

A hearing loop is almost exactly what it sounds like. It is a wire loop that surrounds an audience that picks up sound from a sound system and transforms it into a magnetic signal that is sent out into the audience. The telecoil within your hearing aid receives the signal, allowing your hearing aid to become your own personal speaker.

2. Where is hearing loop located?

To identify where a hearing loop is located, you should see a hearing assistance sign with a “T” on it. This signals those with hearing aids that their telecoils when turned on within the device, will pick up the sound and transmit it straight to the ear through their devices.

In America, hearing loops are found in airports, movie theaters, churches, auditoriums, train and subway stations, taxis, and arenas all around the country.

3. How do I use a hearing loop?

Like we noted earlier, a hearing loop is easily identifiable with a hearing assistance sign. These should be located in easily viewable public areas and have a “T” on it.

Make sure your hearing aids are on, and the magnetic signal should be picked up by the telecoil within your devices. Not to mention, hearing loops don’t cost you anything to use.

Your hearing aids are working hard to give you the hearing experience you want. But even with your personalized devices, you might struggle to hear in larger spaces with more people around. That’s normal.

Looped buildings offer hearing assistance to those who need it in an inconspicuous way. You don’t need large headphones or obvious devices. Instead, simply make sure the telecoil on your devices is on, and whatever everyone else is hearing, you can hear too.

If you ever wonder what buildings have a hearing loop, ask! You might be able to experience more than you thought.

If you have hearing loss and wonder what life would be like with hearing aids, we can help. Our goal at Associates in Hearing is to make sure you have the hearing you want to live the life you love. We can provide you with the hearing devices you need to help you stay connected to the people and experiences around you.

Give us a call today, and we would love to help!

Don’t Let Hearing Loss Keep You From Enjoying New Cities

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The bustling atmosphere of a big city can either draw you in or keep you away. It’s not for everyone, that’s for sure! Making a visit to a new city, especially one that is busy and exciting, can be a great getaway. Unless you have hearing loss. Exploring a new city could be altogether intimidating and uninviting.

You might be hesitant to visit a new city because you have hearing loss. Your sense of awareness has to be heightened to accommodate your inability to hear well. You’ll need to keep in mind the increase in traffic and when it’s safe to cross the street while being mindful of the crowds of people. Not to mention how easily you could get turned around walking through new streets.

Being a new city can be intimidating, but it isn’t impossible. Your hearing loss doesn’t have to keep you away. There’s still an adventure out there waiting for you!

Here’s how you can enjoy your next trip while embracing your hearing loss.

1. Take care of your hearing aids.

This is obvious, right? We don’t just mean you should keep them from breaking. Your hearing aids are a bridge to keep you connected to the world around you. Taking care of them is essential to your awareness, safety, and enjoyment.

You should always keep an extra set of batteries for your devices on hand. If they are rechargeable, have an extra charging station in your bag. The last thing you need is a set of unusable hearing aids because the battery died.

You should also routinely maintain your devices by keeping them clean and free of debris. It’s not always easy to do it yourself, which is why our audiologists are always willing to help you. We can look at your devices, send them out for maintenance if they’re under warranty, and clean them ourselves.

2. Plan ahead.

Having a plan might seem like it takes the spontaneity out of a trip to a new city, but you’ll be glad you did. You don’t necessarily need to plan every detail of your day, but you can create a plan that will keep you safe and allow you to enjoy yourself.

You should have a map of the city. This is essential for just about everyone, hearing loss or not! If you’re traveling in a group, designate a meeting place in the event that you split up. You should always be open and honest with the people you’re with, too. Telling them about your hearing loss is helpful, not harmful.

Planning for your trip means being prepared for anything. If you’re traveling alone, make sure someone back home knows you’re on a trip.

3. Communicate.

Untreated hearing loss causes many people to withdraw and cease communicating effectively. Embarrassment or frustration could be a key factor.

Traveling can be an incredible experience, and it is enhanced by communicating with the people around you. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling alone or with others, there is so much you can learn from the people who are native to the place you’re visiting.

Communicating with locals gives you the chance to learn new things. You can ask them for help, directions, or their recommendations. Communicating is one of the most important tools to a great trip, so use it to your advantage.

Traveling and seeing new cities is an amazing experience! You can see the world even if you have hearing loss.

We want to help you enjoy your next trip. If you suspect you have hearing loss, we can evaluate if hearing aids would be right for you. If your hearing devices haven’t been serviced in a while, we can help with that too! Give us a call at 215-855-4217.

Happy travels!

We Love First Fridays in Lansdale! Here’s Why You Should Too.

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For over 30 years, we’ve been serving downtown Landsdale as the premier audiology practice. We love our city! The highlight of our location is continually seeing our patients thrive in their lives and in our community.

We care about Landsdale and our incredible community. When we asked for donated hearing aids, our patients delivered, bringing in used devices to be donated to people in need across the world. Being able to serve you and your families is a privilege to us!

This fall, downtown Landsdale is coming to life with events called First Fridays. First Fridays are events meant to bring you downtown and enjoy our city for all its worth. We’ll be right in the middle of it, and we want to see you there!

Here are a few reasons you should join us:

1. Bring our community together.

Life is more fun when we do life together, don’t you think? First Fridays are the perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family and enjoy our community in new and exciting ways. Each First Friday will have a different theme, so there’s something for everyone!

We think bringing our community together allows to learn about and care for one another in important ways. Imagine how fulfilling life would be if we cared about our neighbors! Coming together as a community is an opportunity to join one another in life.

2. Bring business to downtown Landsdale.

As a business right in the heart of downtown Landsdale, we know how important this is! At a First Friday event, there’s more than just downtown businesses. Local vendors, entertainment, and food will be available for you to enjoy.

Giving the local and small businesses in our community a platform to succeed is a highlight of First Fridays events. There might be a business in our city that you’ve never heard of and could use your business. Come out to First Fridays, and you can learn more about our city and the people who live here.

3. Provide a safe and fun environment for your family.

Being able to share our community with you and your kids is important to us. Having a fun and safe event is about serving our community the best way we can.

Every First Friday event is held in downtown Landsdale on the first Friday of the month from 6-9 PM. If you’re an adult, feel free to stay later! There will be lots of fun for you and your kids, like attractions, car shows, and music. There’s something for everyone!

We’ve loved Landsdale for the past 30 years, and we think it’s only going to get better. We’ll be at the next First Friday event on September 3. The theme is The Eagles (of course!). Make sure to stop by and enter our contest for FREE Eagles gear! Will we see you there?

Here are some of the themes for upcoming First Fridays:

  • Oct. 5: Harvest
  • Nov. 2: Zombie Walk
  • Nov. 30: Charity and Holidays

How to Enjoy Your Next Eagles Game

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Are you ready for football season? It’s one of the best parts of fall, and if you’re anything like us, you’re probably planning to attend a Philadelphia Eagles game. Going to a football game, or any sporting event is an incredibly fun experience. From tailgating, to the food, to the sense of comradery among a crowd–everything about a sporting event is more fun when you’re in the stands enjoying it.

If you’ve ever been to a football game, you know how loud it can be. It’s part of the experience, right? The average game has a noise level of around 80 to 90 decibels. In other words, it’s loud!

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, or NIOSH, this level of noise is dangerous. Any noise exposure registering at 85 decibels or higher for long periods of time is damaging to your hearing, meaning you will experience noise-induced hearing loss.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that there’s something you can do about it and still enjoy an Eagles game from the stands. Here’s how:

1. Bring earplugs.

When a game gets exciting, you can bet that the crowd is going to get rowdy. That’s one of the best parts of the game day! You don’t have to miss it just because you’re worried it will be too loud. Earplugs are an easy, inexpensive way to protect your hearing.

At Associates in Hearing, we have earplugs available for purchase, and you can even buy some generic earplugs at a drugstore. If you’re looking for something more custom, we do custom-fit earplugs, too.

2. Have a plan.

Sporting events are fun, but it can be overwhelming if you or someone you’re with has hearing loss. It can be especially risky for someone with untreated hearing loss to go somewhere loud and unfamiliar. What if you can’t hear the people you’re with over the loud noise?

Most arenas have captioning services or other hearing assistance to those who need it, so make sure you or whoever you’re with knows what’s available to make the experience more enjoyable. Plan ahead if you get separated from your group by making sure you have everyone’s cell phone number and arrange a spot to meet up in case you get lost.

3. Treat your hearing loss.

Taking your hearing loss seriously might not seem related to enjoying a sporting event, but it could greatly affect just how much you enjoy your experience. Untreated hearing loss affects how you communicate with others. When you don’t communicate well, you might be tempted to forego effective communication altogether, ultimately isolating yourself from others and those you care about most.

Treating your hearing loss will let you hear and enjoy every aspect of the game. But more than that, it will let you enjoy the game with those you love and care about most.

The next time you go to an Eagles game, don’t leave home without being prepared. Bring earplugs to help protect your hearing from noise-induced hearing loss. Create a plan so you don’t find yourself frustrated. Treat your hearing loss so you can fully enjoy every second of the game.

If you need help treating your hearing loss, don’t wait to give us a call. At Associates in Hearing, we want to make sure you are hearing better than ever and staying connected to the people (and sports!) that matter to you most. Give us a call today at (215) 855-4217.

Also, make sure to enter our FREE Eagles Kickoff Giveaway! Click here to enter!

10 Questions with Dr. Trish Reiff

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At Associates in Hearing, we want you to treat your hearing loss. We also want you to know how much we care about seeing you thrive in your life because hearing loss is no longer an obstacle. Getting to treat our patients in one of our highest honors.

Our practice began with Dr. Patricia Reiff, a doctor of audiology for over 30 years in the Philadelphia area. As the owner and founder, she has been instrumental in setting us apart from every other practice by making you, our patients, our top priority.

Here are a few facts about Dr. Reiff, the things she loves, and why she’s audiologist.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be in the medical profession. I started out in pre-med and switched to speech pathology and audiology.

What song from your teenage years do you still rock out to when nobody else is listening or watching?

ABBA – “Dancing Queen”

What made you decide to start your own practice?

I wanted to have control of how I provided audiology and hearing services. I saw the need for comprehensive care, and I wanted to design services to meet the needs of my patients.

Why did you decide to study audiology?

My aunt had a stroke and lost her ability to talk, speak, walk, and feed herself. Her inability to communicate was by far the most isolating and depressing result of her stroke.

What do you enjoy most about being an audiologist?

I enjoy direct patient care and being able to help the most difficult hearing losses. Hearing from patients about what an improvement hearing help has made in their lives is one of the highlights as well.

What is your favorite part about working at Associates in Hearing?

I love hearing from other staff members the stories about the impact we have on our patients and our patients’ families and friends. I also enjoy seeing other staff grow in their positions and find satisfaction in their work.

What do you love most about Associates in Hearing humanitarian trips?

It’s amazing how even small acts of kindness and hearing care can make such a difference in others’ lives. We live in a very privileged society, and it makes me grateful for all I have in our country.

Outside of audiology, what else are you passionate about?

Seeing people expand their thinking, work hard and never give up on themselves. I’m also passionate about traveling and experiencing new cultures and ways of viewing the world.

What is your favorite book and why?

I love to read novels with strong interesting characters. The last book I read was Small, Great Things by Jodi Picoult. I loved Ruth in the book. She was always fighting to do the best for her son and for her family.

When you retire and able to look back on your life, what do you hope to have accomplished?

I hope to have shown a lot of love to people and inspired them to live a full and rewarding life. The fact that I helped improve the quality of some people’s lives will be my major accomplishment.

Four occupations at higher risk for hearing loss

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A lot of us probably work normal jobs that don’t put our health at risk. Or at least, we think we do. We might be neglecting to protect our hearing, something that is vital to more than just hearing someone next to you.

There are jobs out there that can put you at a higher risk of hearing loss, but that doesn’t mean they’re unsafe! It just means that there are precautions you should be taking to make sure your hearing is protected.

Any noise that is above 85 decibels is considered harmful to your hearing, and with exposure over long periods of time, your risk of damage increases. Hearing loss makes it difficult for you to stay connected to the ones you love, potentially puts you in danger, and can have negative effects on your brain health.

Staying safe is important. Here are the top four jobs that could be harmful to your hearing:

1. Airport Ground Staff

While directing jet engines during landing and take off, these people are exposed to some of the loudest noises someone can experience. A jet engine registers around 140 decibels, so it’s absolutely necessary for ground staff to do what it takes to protect their ears.

Wearing protective earmuffs is a requirement for this job, and making sure you take breaks from the noise is a necessity.

2. Construction Worker

We see construction happening all the time, and it’s pretty obvious that the machinery used in construction sites can be dangerously loud! A rattle gun is one of the loudest tools these workers use, and it registers at around 120 decibels.

Using protective earmuffs or ear plugs should be a requirement, even if they seem uncomfortable. It’s worth the discomfort if your hearing is protected–otherwise, you’re left with hearing loss that will affect you for a lifetime.

3. Nightclub Worker

For someone who spends most of their evenings working at nightclubs or bars, it’s easy to overlook the effects loud music can have. You might even be accustomed to the noise and think nothing of it! But when you work a long shift with loud music playing non-stop, you could easily be exposed to noise that registers at 115 decibels, at least.

It might not be possible to wear earplugs, but it is possible to take breaks from the noise and position yourself away from speakers. If noise exposure is unavoidable, be aware of the long-term effects of hearing loss. You might not regret it now, but you could regret it later in life when you’re struggling to hear well.

4. Farmers

Working on a farm might not seem like a noisy job, but there are times when loud noise exposure does happen and is often unavoidable. Using loud machinery and equipment could easily cause hearing loss. Squealing pigs can even make a lot of noise, registering around 105 decibels!

The best you can do is be aware of your hearing and the noise you’re finding yourself exposed to. Don’t neglect to use hearing protection, keeping a set of ear plugs around or near equipment when you need it.

These jobs are all important and valuable, but the risk for hearing loss is still there. Be aware of the noise you’re exposing yourself to, and educate yourself on how hearing loss can affect your life in the long run. You won’t regret taking the time to protect your hearing.

If you suspect you might have a noise-induced hearing loss, give us a call! We’d love to help you get your hearing back. With a hearing evaluation, we can help you determine if hearing aids are a good fit for your potential hearing loss, giving you back the ability to live life to the full.

What Type of Hearing Aid Is Right for You?

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Finding out you need hearing aids might feel a little overwhelming, even if you were expecting the diagnosis. There seem to be endless options when it comes to hearing aids. How are you supposed to know what’s right for you?

Lucky for you, when you have a hearing evaluation at Associates in Hearing, we are able to figure out what kind of devices would work best for your type of hearing loss. We can narrow your options if you come to see us first.

Once you’ve been evaluated and shared with us the kind of lifestyle you have, it’s much easier to make a decision! Here are some different types of hearing aids and how they might work for you:

Completely in the Canal (CIC)

These devices are just as they’re described: fitting within your ear canal, they are the smallest and least visible types of hearing aids available. They use very small batteries and have much smaller parts, which could be difficult for some people to handle. Because they fit within your ear, they don’t pick up wind noise, but they can become clogged with earwax.

In the Canal (ITC)

Like the completely-in-the-canal devices, these hearing aids also fit within your ear canal but are still partially visible. They are susceptible to the same types of issues as the CIC devices, like earwax buildup, small parts, and small batteries that may need to be replaced often, but they do well to treat mild to moderate hearing loss. Because they’re a little bit larger, they can have more features than CIC devices.

In the Ear (ITE)

These hearing aids are specially molded to fit your ear, depending on where and how they fit on the bowl-shaped part of your ear. These devices will have more features than ITC and CIC devices, like access to volume control right on the device. They will be easier to handle than the smaller devices available, making it easier for you to change batteries and make sure they’re working properly. They do have larger batteries, meaning a longer battery life, and they are more visible when you wear them.

Behind the Ear (BTE)

These devices hook over and behind your ear with a tube connecting the inner, custom earpiece. Although these are traditionally the largest type of hearing aid, there are newer models available that are much more streamlined. These devices are the best at amplifying sounds compared to other styles.

Receiver in Canal (RIC)

Similar to the BTE style, these devices fit virtually the same. However, instead of a tube that connects the speaker to the receiver, there’s a tiny wire that connects the two. These devices are less visible than the BTE style, giving you even more confidence.

Open Fit

An open fit hearing aid is similar to the behind-the-ear devices, only the ear canal is left very open, giving you a much more natural hearing experience. You’re able to hear your own voice without it being muffled by an earpiece within the canal. These devices can have small parts, so they might not be the easiest to handle.

Clearly, they are many options when it comes to choosing your hearing aids. We know it can be overwhelming, but that’s why we’re available to help you make the best decision for your lifestyle. Let’s get you fit with the hearing aids that will work best for you. Give us a call today, and we’ll help you discover the devices that will treat your hearing loss without sacrificing your comfort.

3 Cleaning Tips for Your Hearing Aids

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Do you remember the first time you wore your hearing aids? Do you remember how the world sounded better, clearer than ever before?

Your hearing aids changed your life, and they make lives better everyday for people everywhere. Finally, you can hear what you’ve been missing. You can participate in life, stay connected to those you love, and do things you love to do.

Your devices are wonderful, and they work best when you are keeping them clean. Remember how clear you could hear the first time you wore them?

You should hear like that all the time, and that starts with keeping your devices clean on a daily basis. If you’re unsure of where to start, we’ve made it easy for you. Here’s three tips to keep your devices clean and working just like they did the first day you wore them.

1. Regularly wipe clean and maintain your devices.

Think of your hearing aids like you would a pair of glasses. If your lenses are smudged or dirty, you take a cloth out and wipe them off. You wouldn’t leave a smudge on your lenses for days on end, allowing it to hinder your vision. You’d take care of it.

Cleaning your hearing aids should be a daily practice. Everyday, make sure your devices are wiped clean using a dry cloth or a soft toothbrush. Do this every night when you remove your devices as you get ready for bed.

2. Look out for earwax.

Your earwax is 100% normal, but it can be a little pesky when it comes to hearing aids. You might notice some on the earbud component of your device, and that’s to be expected. However, the wax can clog important components of your device, like the microphone and the earmold tube, so you need to inspect them carefully.

The best tools to remove earwax are a wax pick and brush, designed specifically for cleaning earwax off of hearing aids. Simply remove the earmold tube and gently clean it. If there’s wax stuck inside the tube, you can rinse it out with water.

Once you’ve cleaned the tube well, allow it to completely dry overnight before reassembling your hearing aid.

3. Avoid extreme heat, cold, and moisture.

A particularly humid environment can result in water getting into your hearing aid, which is not good! Water is damaging to your device, so if you’re going swimming, taking a shower, or using a sauna, remove your devices first.

Heat can also destroy a hearing device, so keep them away from space heaters, radiators, or other heat sources. Extreme cold can stop the batteries in your devices from working properly. That can be remedied by getting the batteries back to room temperature.

It’s important to your hearing that you keep your hearing devices clean, free of debris and earwax, and away from extreme elements. Incorporate hearing aid maintenance into your daily routine, and you’ll make sure that your devices are working like they did when you first got them.

We recommend that you get your devices professionally cleaned in our offices every three to six months. Simply bring your devices by Associates in Hearing, and we’ll be able to remove any stubborn earwax or debris and ensure that your hearing aids are working like they should.

How to Meet OSHA Requirements & Prevent Hearing Loss

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If you want to run a business, you want it to be successful, right? Your employees are an important part of that. When they are valued, they work hard and help your company meet your goals.

Part of your job as an employer is making sure your employees are safe. Depending on the work your company does, your employees could be at risk for occupational hearing loss, hearing loss caused by dangerous noise exposure in a work environment.

We want to help you and your employees stay safe. Here’s everything you need to know about hearing loss in the workplace and what you should do to protect your employees.

What causes hearing loss?

Occupational hearing loss is specifically caused by noise exposure in the workplace. There’s currently around 22 million people exposed to dangerous noise levels at their place of work. In most instances, this exposure is unavoidable. It is, however, up to you and your employees to stay protected so it doesn’t damage your hearing.

Noise exposure causes hearing loss when the noise registers at or above 85 decibels. In other words, if you can’t hear your coworkers next to you, you probably should be taking measures to protect your hearing.

What does OSHA say about noise-induced hearing loss?

If the place you work is a loud environment, you need to take steps to keep your hearing protected. Otherwise, you’ll experience hearing loss from noise exposure over extended periods of time.

OSHA, Occupational and Safety Health Association, is part of the Department of Labor, and sets standards that ensure working men and women work in safe and

healthy environments. According to their standards, you and your employees are legally allowed to be exposed to noise measuring 90 decibels for eight hours. In those situations, you need to wear earplugs or earmuffs.

Your workplace should also take measures to reduce the amount of noise and those exposed to it. Earmuffs and plugs can help, but noise controls should be your first line of defense. Noise controls take different forms: from safety glass over loud equipment to sound-absorbing materials surrounding equipment, noise can be absorbed and kept from reaching damaging levels.

Your workplace should also utilize engineering controls. These can be low-noise tools and machinery, maintaining and lubricating equipment, barriers between the noise source and employee, and enclosing loud equipment to reduce noise. All of these controls can help keep damaging noise exposure to a minimum.

What should you do?

Now that you know some of the requirements and what’s expected for your business or wherever you work, you need to take steps to make sure your workplace is compliant and your hearing is safe. We can help.

Your first step is to call us at Associates in Hearing, and we will schedule an appointment so our team can come out to your workplace and measure the noise levels. We will be able to identify the severity of the noise level and if you and your

employees need hearing protection. We will even be able to screen your employees for potential noise-induced hearing loss.

After we’ve screened and tested, we will make sure you and your employees are educated on what can be done to keep their hearing protected in the future. Our team will also come back every year to make sure your workplace remains within OSHA’s regulations and screen your employees for hearing loss.

A successful business should have employees that know they are cared for. Start caring for the safety of your employees and your workplace by making sure the noise levels are safe and your team is healthy. Call us today!

5 Tips for Traveling This Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to take a vacation. Time to relax, rejuvenate, and explore new places are some of the best medicine for the mind and for the body. But if you have hearing loss, traveling can easily become more stressful than it is enjoyable.

Traveling with hearing loss is possible! Don’t be intimidated by it. Here are five tips that encourage you to get out there and see the world.

Plan ahead.

There is nothing worse than arriving in a new place and not have a plan once you get there. It might be fun for a while, but it could quickly become frustrating if you struggle to communicate effectively because of your hearing loss. What if you’re in a crowded city and hearing someone when they give you directions is almost impossible?

Print off directions and itineraries and write down the addresses of places you’re visiting. Plan ahead for what you’re going to do each day, figure out directions, and decide what you’d like to do before it becomes too complicated and frustrating to figure out. You’ll be thankful you did.

Arrive early.

The last thing you want is to miss your flight or your train because you couldn’t hear. Arriving early will give you the chance to find the right terminal or platform well before it’s time for boarding. It will also give you the chance to familiarize yourself with your surroundings and where helpful kiosks are located.

Notify others.

Letting others know that you have hearing loss could alleviate unnecessary stress when it comes to communication. Don’t be afraid to tell those you are with and those who are there to help that you can’t hear well. This not only makes it easier for you, it could also be instrumental in your safety while traveling.

It’s important that those around you are able to help you as you’re traveling. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. It will give you and everyone you’re with a more enjoyable experience.

Use visual information.

Signs exist for everyone and anyone! If you aren’t sure where you are or where to go, look up and around and see if you can use visual information to figure out what you need to know.

Traveling, especially to an unfamiliar place or even a foreign country, can be intimidating. Use signs to your advantage whenever you find yourself somewhere new. They are a valuable resource when you need to know where you’re located, where help might be found, or directions for where you need to go.

Wear hearing aids.

Hearing aids can be the best tool available to you when you’re traveling. It’s frustrating enough trying to navigate a new place with hearing loss. If you wear hearing aids, it could be much easier to communicate with others, find your way around, and stay safe while having fun.

If you do have hearing aids, be prepared for anything while you’re traveling. Bring extra sets of batteries and tubing in case you need them, or if you have rechargeable devices, make sure you pack your charging station.

Traveling this summer can be a wonderful experience if you take the time to prepare. Plan ahead, arrive early, and tell those you’re traveling with that you have a hearing impairment. If you’re flying, let your flight attendant know, and feel free to ask for assistance if you need it. Don’t forget to pay attention to signs and other visual information if you’re not sure where to go or where you’re located. And if you have hearing aids, don’t leave home without them.

We hope you enjoy your vacation this summer! If you want to learn more about hearing aids and how they could help you, give us a call today at (215)855-4217, and we’ll help you hear like you were meant to.