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Thread: Hearing Aids and Xray Machines

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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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    In my manual, its says X-ray, CAT and MRI scan can cause damage to the HAs and should be removed.

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    Naida,
    When I had my MRI they asked a whole lot of questions regarding metal and electronics (pace makers, or any other metal from previous surgeries in my body but they never mentioned hearing aids, however, if I had them in my ears perhaps they would have told me to remove them. As for the x-rays and CAT scans they never asked me it I had my HA's in, but as I said they weren't looking at my head just my back and ribs.
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    My HA's come out right away at the dentist' office...if there are sounds I DON'T want amplified, it's their equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seb View Post
    Naida,
    When I had my MRI they asked a whole lot of questions regarding metal and electronics (pace makers, or any other metal from previous surgeries in my body but they never mentioned hearing aids, however, if I had them in my ears perhaps they would have told me to remove them. As for the x-rays and CAT scans they never asked me it I had my HA's in, but as I said they weren't looking at my head just my back and ribs.
    I'm not in the US but when I've had MRI scans, we full out a form and it mentions, do you have hearing aids. It even asks if you have a cochlear implant I guess coz some people altho should, maynot be aware that they can't have a MRI. The MRI team wants to make sure on everything.

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    Anything with metal in it and an MRI scanner don't mix and it can kill you! Several years ago we had a lady killed while getting an MRI in the Bay Area when something was drawn into the scanner while she was in to tube and it struck and killed her. In the U.S. we too are either asked or have to fill out a questionare prior to getting an MRI.
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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??

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    I am thinking that since this question has been put out for discussion the HA's in question now would be 5 years old or replaced regardless if they were in an x-ray.

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