If you’ve experienced a hearing loss, it can be intimidating to take a family vacation. Your hearing limitations can impact your ability to enjoy yourself and the fun family days you’ve planned.
We want to make this process smoother and easier for you and today many popular destinations have become more alert and accommodating to individuals with varying degrees of abilities. For us, that could mean listening devices, and printed text provisions on narrated tours and all you need to do is ask and while you’re planning and making reservations, be sure to stipulate that you are hearing impaired. The most important message is to have fun!
Walt Disney World
It’s almost impossible to live in the United States and not have some degree of familiarity with this resort and theme park. Mr. Disney certainly left an unforgettable legacy for kids of all ages. And as you might expect, they are one of the industry leaders to offer assistive listening devices. These include:
As we mentioned earlier, when you make your hotel reservations, just let them know that you request these options in your room.
Walt Disney World, Epcot
Here you can enjoy a total sensory experience including sounds, touch, smell, and sight, so having a weaker sense can still permit an enjoyable vacation. It really is a world of magic!
Visit the Customer Service Center upon arrival and let them know of any condition you may have and they will be able to offer assistance.
Another popular destination in the Orland, Florida area is Universal Studios where you can live out dreams of super heroes, movies, rides, and buddy up with your favorite television characters. Universal offers:
Our nation’s capital is a great destination, rich in history and there is no lack of help for any guests with a hearing challenge. The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and the White House offer hearing loops, visual captioning and receiver devices to help you be an active participant in tours.
Take a cruise to a paradise island is a dream that many of us have and a hearing impairment shouldn’t deter us from making a dream come true.
We have a few ideas that we hope will make your travel experience more pleasurable.
There are also several specialized travel agents who are especially in tune with hearing impairments. Here’s a brief listing for you to consider: