J Am Acad Audiol 2001; 12(06): 322-326
DOI: 10.1055/s-0042-1745615
Original Article

The Nature of Electromagnetic Interference

Harry Levitt
Lexington Center for the Deaf, Jackson Heights, New York
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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


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