[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The holiday season is upon us! December is one of the busiest travel months of the year. How can you assure that you have a successful, low-stress vacation with your Cochlear Implant (CI) or Hearing Aid (HA) kid?  Plan, plan, plan, and then prepare!

As a parent of a bilateral CI kid, I find it can be stressful making sure that we have thought through all of his hearing needs before we lock the door and embark on the holiday family vacation. I created a checklist for myself to limit the pre-trip stress I feel, and it has been a lifesaver! Now that my son is old enough, I encourage him to participate in the packing process so he can someday travel on his own like a champion!

Below are some easy tips and a suggested checklist to make sure that your trip is low stress. Many of the items on the list also apply to HAs. Feel free to adjust the list as you’d like for your own family’s needs!

Have a wonderful trip, and enjoy knowing you are prepared to meet all the needs of your CI/HA kiddo! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]