The International Federation of Hard of Hearing (IFHOH) People Statement:
Hearing aid technology is constantly improving, but brings with it challenges. IFHOH encourages technological innovation and welcomes safe new developments that promote hearing accessibility. These new developments should ensure for the compatibility of hearing aids with cellular phones and assistive listening devices. IFHOH believes, that for the foreseeable future, the proven technology of the Telecoil must be included and activated in hearing aids and cochlear implant processors. Cellular (mobile) phones and other sources of sound, should be compatible with the Telecoil. New wireless technologies should work in parallel to the Telecoil.
This amended motion was unanimously accepted by the delegates at the IFHOH Biennial General Meeting
in Washington D.C., USA, on June 22, 2016.
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