J Am Acad Audiol 2001; 12(06): 286-289
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1745609
Original Article

Wireless Telephones and Hearing Aids: An Overview

Mark Ross
Lexington Center for the Deaf, Queens, New York
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Wireless telephones are becoming increasingly common and will be more so in the future. Unfortunately, many are unusable with hearing aids and may actively interfere with the normal use of hearing aids because of the electromagnetic interference (EMI) generated by wireless telephones. The EMI generated by digital wireless telephones is much greater than that of analog wireless telephones. More research and design work needs to be done before wireless telephones can be considered accessible to people who use hearing aids.

Abbreviations: CDMA = code division multiple access, EMI = electromagnetic interference, FCC = Federal Communications Commission, GSM = Global System for Mobile Communications, PCS = personal communication service, SHHH = Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, TDMA = time division multiple access


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