Like a lot of Miracle-Ear customers, Ed and Linda love their recreational vehicle (RV). On any given summer day, you might find their 26-foot motorhome parked at one of the country’s more than 16,000 public and privately owned campgrounds. But if you don’t see Ed and Linda at their campsite, don’t worry — they’re probably wheeling down a nearby bike trail, playing pickleball or meeting up with other RVers for a nature hike. Ed and Linda represent a breed of RV owners whose rigs enable them to be physically active, rather than simply sitting around a campfire.
Many companies have incorporated “active RV lifestyle” features into their products. For example, bicycle and kayak racks meet the needs of travelers who enjoy pedaling and paddling. Sport utility RVs, or toy haulers, are a perfect fit for those who ride motorcycles or ATVs; these units feature a large cargo area for easily transporting off-road vehicles. Campgrounds are getting in on the action, too. A growing number of facilities have added fitness centers, yoga classes, walking trails, bike rentals and other amenities for active RVers. Even hearing aid companies try to incorporate technology that makes it easier for wearers to travel with their hearing aids. Take a look at our checklist for traveling with hearing loss and hearing aids.
The active RV lifestyle extends beyond leisure time, too. A growing number of individuals on extended trips become “workampers” — combining their love of the RVing with temporary jobs at or near the campground where they’re staying. Positions include campground host, groundskeeper, tour guide, shuttle bus driver, cook, activities director and musician. At play or at work, Miracle-Ear wearers are especially well suited for life on the road, thanks to the 1,300-plus Miracle-Ear locations nationwide.
To enjoy access to the hearing aid products and services you need while camping, find the Miracle-Ear location nearest to where you’ll be staying.