Holidays are a time to get away from it all and relax, and there's no reason why that has to change simply because of digital hearing aids.
You can still have a great time while you're on holiday, provided you think a little about a few things before you go away, because hearing is often a lot more essential when travelling than many people think.
Let's face it, you need to be able to listen out for announcements on travel plans in airports and train stations, in addition to asking people for directions.
Also, should you choose to take in a guided tour of the region where you are holidaying, you'll need to be able to hear what's being said to make it worthwhile.
Understanding a foreign language can often be difficult enough, so when you factor in hearing loss and hearing aids it could be a recipe for disaster, but it doesn't have to be.
There are a number of ways to remedy this, with the main one being good communication between yourself and hotels, staff and your fellow travellers.
With airlines, you can often notify them that you are a hearing aid user and they can give you information about loops and provide extra assistance where necessary.
Hotels will also offer similar services for guests and, let's not forget, we here at Leightons can also offer you some expert advice on how to enjoy your holiday regardless of a hearing aid.
As well as offering free hearing tests, our hearing specialists can give you extra advice on how to adjust to life with a hearing aid and that includes holidays.
At the end of the day, visual information, loop systems and helpful staff can help ease any fears you may have over not hearing things while on holiday.
Thus, you can enjoy your break as you deserve to.