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    i usually dont wear my HAs during the morning. as such when i board a train going to work, my HA which is in my bag, and pass through an xray machine(similar to those in airports).

    my question is will this shorten the life of my HA? as to the battery will this also shorten its life??

    thanks!
    Last edited by african888; 06-06-2012 at 04:03 PM. Reason: edited pass to and pass

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    xray machines to get on trains? they would go through in your ear or in your bag. why don't you wear them in the morning? anyway, a xray won't impact your aids or batteries. but take them out if you ever have an mri.
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    A couple of months ago I wore my HAs going through the machines at a couple of US airports with no problems.
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    My manual says don't wear them in a X-ray machine am also MRI or CAT scanner.

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    an X-ray machine in an airport is not the same as getting a medical grade X-ray. but, again why carry them around when you could be wearing them?
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    back-up - Rexton Cobalt 16 w/molds, Tek & eCharger
    donated - SeboTek

    my responses are for the US market unless otherwise indicated.

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    i dont wear them yet because of the early mrning rush

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    Quote Originally Posted by NaidaUP View Post
    My manual says don't wear them in a X-ray machine am also MRI or CAT scanner.
    My manual says this too. Does this include dental x rays? I so did not know this.

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    I was seriously injured in a fall the first week of December and had about 20 x-rays, 3 CAT scans and an MRI within the 1st 24 hrs and not once did they ask me if I had my HA's in my ears and it clearly said on my chart I wore HA's. However, I had given my HA's to my wife while in the ER so I didn't have to worry about the hospital losing them. I have had 3 more x-rays since and each time the tech has said the x-ray wouldn't cause any problems with the HA's since it was directed at my back and not my head and that is the only time they ask patients to remove their HA's.
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    Xray tech here, no they should not interfere or damage your HAs or batteries. The only thing that would be affected is film. I have had my phones around xrays for 10 years now. Its never affected them. I am looking at getting my own HAs soon and thats one of the last things I am worried about hurting it. I would be more worried about dropping them in the sink or toilet.

    to actually damage it you would need nearly 3-4 times an immediately lethal dose. And I am not sure that would hurt it either.

    however MRI, do not take them in the room. They will be damaged.
    xray and ct are all right. but you can play it on the safe side.
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    LOL!! With my hearing - and luck - I'd be slammed by the train cuz I wouldn't hear it coming unless I had my aids IN. I've worn my aids through maybe 1,000 or more airport x-rays - no problem. But YES, I always, always remove them for any kind of medical or dental x-ray just to be safe. And for sure if I was getting an MRI I'd tell the technician to write notes on a clipboard as my aids would be OUT.

    I've also traveled with spare aids & batteries in my carry-on and checked luggage. Neither has seemed to affect the life or performance of either one.

    So ... picturing that MAD RUSH you have in the mornings .... is it really SO crazy that you'd go without ears? Why not forego putting on your pants instead? Y'see how silly it is?


    Quote Originally Posted by african888 View Post
    i usually dont wear my HAs during the morning. as such when i board a train going to work, my HA which is in my bag, and pass through an xray machine(similar to those in airports).

    my question is will this shorten the life of my HA? as to the battery will this also shorten its life??

    thanks!
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