Vacations can be a fun, exciting and thrilling experience but let’s face it — they can also be pretty noisy. Airports, train stations, roller-coasters and concerts can take a toll on the ears of a traveller.
According to hearingloss.ca,hearing loss is second only to arthritis as the most common complaint of older adults. This is one reason why Connect Hearing has encouraged people to visit a clinic for a free hearing test and strives to raise awareness of hearing safety.
Picking the right getaway can give your ears a much needed break. Three outstanding choices are:
A good park is never hard to find in Canada. Activities can range from hiking, biking, snowshoeing, camping or just relaxing. Algonquin Park in Ontario, Cave and Basin National Historic Site in Banff National Park or Jasper National Park in Alberta are just three amazing destinations.
2. Hit the ski slopes or go skating
Several destinations can be found for winter sports fun. Downhill and cross-country skiing, or skating are ideal activities to get you in shape without stressing your ears. Find a ski hill or outdoor skating rink close to you and enjoy!
3. Visit an aquarium or butterfly sanctuary
Educational, quiet and beautiful. That's what these tourist attractions usually offer. Some choices include: Cambridge and Niagara Falls in Ontario, which both have butterfly conservatories. Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver have outstanding and innovative aquariums.
Wherever you go, we wish you an awesome, hearing-friendly vacation!