Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are sensitive to liquids. Unfortunately, several people would like to engage in various body exercise (and sweat-producing) activities while wearing hearing aids. Such people need to employ some means of protecting their hearing aids from the sweat generated by their own bodies. This page offers several ideas how to do so.
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2005 Nov 28
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The information in this Web page is up to date as of March 1996. Since then there were several developments in the subject.

Introduction

With the discussion taking place regarding the introduction of digital mobile telephones (cell-phones) in the USA, this document has been posted to bring awareness of the situation in the UK, where digital mobile telephones have been in operation since 1992. The number of digital mobile phone users has grown rapidly since then, and they are now common throughout Western Europe.

This document is based on a factsheet produced by the Royal National Institute for Deaf People, UK. It has been updated, and the UK specific parts noted.

You may want to see also Hearing Aids and EMI (Electromagnetic Interference).

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2005 Nov 30
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2005 Nov 29
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Hearing aids benefit, to varying degrees, people who are hard-of-hearing (HOH) and profoundly deaf (people who can hear something but not enough to understand speech by hearing alone). Nevertheless, several people do not use hearing aids either temporarily or permanently, due to various reasons.
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2005 Nov 29
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The information in this Web page is up to date as of March 1996. Since then there were several developments in the subject.

See also FAQ - Interference to hearing aids from mobile phones.

The information in this WWW page was contributed by Cynthia L. Compton, Assistive Devices Center, Department of Audiology and Speech, Gallaudet University, and was originally distributed in the 1995 Aug 08 issue of TFA Technical Topics.

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2005 Nov 30
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Home pages of professionals involved with hearing aids Note:
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1996 Feb 22
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NOTE

The information in this Web page is up to date as of March 1996. Since then there were several developments in the subject.

This WWW page lists links to other WWW pages, which contain details about the impact of EMI on the proper operation of hearing aids and other assistive listening devices used by hard of hearing people.

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2005 Nov 30
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