Hope everyone is in good spirits for the 2010 holiday season!
I work full time in Retail Management, thus this is our wild,crazy time at the store. I am excited about Christmas so I can have a day off!!
I know many of you traveling to be with friends and family, have a great time and be safe.
I will be sharing some tips that Cochlear Americas published to make travel a little easier for those of us that have cochlear implants.
The holiday season is here and for many of us that means trips and family get togethers. If you are traveling long distances you may want to plan ahead.
1. If you would like to find a clinic near your destination please review the list of worldwide Nucleus® clinics.
2. You might also ask your audiologist for a paper copy of your current MAP(s). Make sure you have a copy with you on your trip. If for some reason your implant needs to be programmed while you’re away, just visit, or call a Nucleus® clinic with your MAP copy in hand. It is also possible for your audiologist to send your programs electronically if it is needed.
And don’t forget to pack:
- Nucleus ID card
- Back-up sound processor with back up coil and cables
- Accessories and accessory cables (i.e. personal audio cable and Hi-Fi cable)
- Rechargeable and disposable batteries (p675 Zinc Air)
- Battery charger (with international plug packs if you need them)
- Remote Assistant – for our Nucleus 5 customers
- Dry & Store and/or Dry-Aid Kit
Are you traveling by air? You should know that…
1. It is okay to walk through the metal detectors and full body scanners with your sound processor on. You may want to turn off your telecoil to avoid any potential buzzing sounds as you walk through.
2. Your implant can not interfere with the plane’s navigation or communication systems. Although your implant transmits radio frequency (RF) signals, they are very short range and would be limited to a distance of less than five feet from the external coil. However, if you are a Nucleus 5 recipient, your remote assistant needs to be turned off.
3. If you wish to listen to the music and/or TV provided by the airline, use your TV/HiFi cable to connect. This cable directly connects directly to your sound processor and has surge protection built in.
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