Inside A Cochlear Implant User’s Hand Luggage

As most of you are aware by now, I LOVE to travel and I have blogged about my top tips and advice on several occasions. Continue reading “Inside A Cochlear Implant User’s Hand Luggage”

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Travel Advice For the Deaf/Hearing Impaired

As Spring finally seems to have sprung thoughts obviously turn to the warmer months and holidays abroad. For the deaf/hearing impaired this can bring a whole host of obstacles their way and hamper their ability to really relax and enjoy those cocktails on the beach. . Continue reading “Travel Advice For the Deaf/Hearing Impaired”

Flying With My Robot Ear

Last week  brought a new first for me; the first time I have flown with my implant!!

I was a bit nervous about this, but was pleased that we had a short-haul flight before our rather hectic honeymoon travelling. I researched A LOT and found quite a fair bit of conflicting advice. Some sources stated that a CI user should not go through the metal detectors at the airport as there is risk of the processor being scrambled so you should opt for a full body pat down whereas some sources said it was absolutely fine to go through the detectors but that you may hear a buzzing noise and you will set off the detector. Continue reading “Flying With My Robot Ear”