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The Nature of Electromagnetic Interference
This report provides a brief tutorial on the underlying physical forces that lead to interference with hearing aids and assistive listening devices, as well as measurement issues and possible solutions to the problem.
Abbreviations: ALD = assistive listening device, EM = electromagnetic, TEM = transverse electromagnetic
Article published online:
02 March 2022
© 2001. American Academy of Audiology. This article is published by Thieme.
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