An expected 28.5 million people will travel on airlines in the U.S. during the 12-day Thanksgiving air-travel period.
As a profoundly deaf person, I’ve had my fair share of travel experiences. Here are seven situations I have found myself in perfectly summed up by GIFs!
We never know if the tannoy announcements are important or not, we can’t always hear them! Just hope that we don’t miss our train or plane!
It’s not all easy when you try to explain your hearing loss, sometimes they’re sympathetic, and other times they just don’t know how to react!
I’ve been offered a wheelchair at airports. Like how? Really… last time I recall, my legs work perfectly fine? I thought it was only my ears that are broken!
Yeah… just don’t. If you know sign language that’s great. If you’ve never learned it before, waving your arms around in an attempt to sign is like trying to speak a foreign language, but babbling nonsense!
Everyone loves discounts! I travel a lot as I’m in a long distance relationship and there’s nothing better than having a cheaper rate. Perks of being deaf!
Have I missed an announcement? Am I in the right place? I’ve experienced this all too much!
There’s nothing better than being able to switch off your hearing aids on loud public transport and catch a few z’s… when everyone around you struggles to sleep with the noise!
Read more: 24 hours of traveling with hearing loss
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