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sailor.mnsun.com Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 • Page 13 Hearing loss shouldn’t keep seniors from traveling of all ages. Traveling is the perfect way to burst out of isolation. That’s why many au- diologists advise their clients to take advantage of today’s exciting and limitless travel opportunities. It’s easier than most people with hearing problems think. Both hearing specialists and travel advisors agree that the following tips can make travel adventures even more trouble-free and more fun for those with hear- ing loss: • Be sure all assisted hear- ing devices are in top working condition. • Pack extra batteries and chargers. • Try to use air terminals equipped with hearing loop technology. • Select seats in the least noisy section of the aircraft. • Ask seat-mates to repeat pilot and fl ight attendant an- nouncements. • Reserve hotel rooms with non-auditory alarm systems (e.g. fl ashing lights) • Ship luggage directly to your hotel ahead of time to avoid carousel confusion. • Get as much trip infor- mation (e.g. cab rates, tran- sit schedules, addresses and phone numbers) as possible in advance. • Review restaurant websites in advance to check for hear- ing-friendly décor (e.g. noise absorbent materials, booths or seating backed by walls, not windows). COLUMN - FROM PREVIOUS PAGE • Never hesitate to ask for help. Good Samaritans are ev- erywhere. Travel truly is a window to the world that should be open to everyone — including those with hearing loss. “Have hearing aid, will travel” might well be the modern mantra for anyone with hear- ing problems. Read my lips: Don’t let hearing loss keep you from traveling. Bon voyage!  * " ' ' '      "  #"  &# "     #  # #  !# (# $  $!  & #     &#    ## ) # $&#'&  * '# #"    * $$  $  ) #' & & $  ) ) * '  '  # * '# #     * '# ##  * '# #$"         &#  #    " $  !'&#+ & # $&#'&$ '$ & &$& &  *" * # $ $ &*  '&  $& ) !# #  $  !#$ '& $ !# $  & ( * ' & $& #    #& #" $ $&#'&$ # *  $&#& & !# ( #   $* (# &$"  &# %  "  "  " &# %  # "  $ &#   $ # "     " "  &  ' )  $ & )# & # $&#'&$  # &# )$  #! #& & #$'&$ & '# &# $!$&$" &# & &# * ' * !'#$ * '# $&#'&$  * ' $ $# &  #&* #' #" &#)$ &# $   )&$ (#  # !#&!&  &$ &#"   )  * ' )$ &  '  &$   # "nô 2n[Œ£¨˜¨ƒö 2ϏA˜ AÝnÓ a n[nžQnÏ ¯sŽä¤b äü¯× 0  !$$1 (   -)    ( % /2% nAϏ£ƒ 2nÓÝ Qö ··¨£Ýžn£Ý $£˜öz  (! )- 1 &&$!- !- !1  ! !'!" ! & & !"" &    ! ! &%" !     ) %!"  % #! ( "% "&!  "&% % !!"  &!" &%! " % % ! % !%" ! '%  !"!% !& "  # !  !# !!! (#  '! # '      * &# $'#$   " & "   &#  $ "    "" "  &     -$ ( %22...+# ĵt}ĄE #Eì ¢E ɑʽɑΝ Eɺ t΍Γ ȶʫ ã¢Ń°ÁėĄt ɑˇǀΝǝ t΍Γ ǝǝ 'ÁÁµ ìã}9ö ɑΝΝˇʫ ėȭȃΌƯʐʝȃʴΓ ΌƯɺ µĵ #¢ÁÁ°}µgĄÁµ ǀɑΝΝ ãƯȭȭ ΌƯɺ öɺ #ėìµöIJ}¢¢E ɑʽʦǝǝ µȃƆȿȕȕƯʴ ΌƯɺ öɺ      ìÁöEIJ}¢¢E ɑʦΝΝ ĵɺ t΍Γ ʽʫ /nÓnÏóAݏ¨£ ¨ena 0 ¯ää¤ dì°}µgĄÁµ ǥΝǀ ʽʐƜ öʴɺ     !