Exposure to the magnetic field from an induction loop pad for a hearing aid system.

 2017 Mar;23(1):143-145. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2016.1226597. Epub 2016 Sep 19.


As a case study we have measured the magnetic field from an induction loop pad designed for hearing aid assistance. The magnitude of the field was high, although well below international guidelines. We recorded values up to 70% of the recommended standard in some instances. However, in view of the many reports indicating health effects of low-level exposure, we recommend that the precautionary principle is applied when such pads are given to people who might be especially vulnerable, such as children, pregnant women and women on breast cancer medication.


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