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Some digital wireless phones may interfere with some
hearing aids. In the event of such interference, you may
want to consult your service provider [or call the cus-
tomer service line to discuss alternatives.] Optional for
each phone manufacturer.
Other Medical Devices
If you use any other personal medical device, consult
the manufacturer of your device to determine if it is ade-
quately shielded from external RF energy. Your physi-
cian may be able to assist you in obtaining this informa-
Health Care Facilities
Turn your phone OFF in health care facilities when any
regulations posted in these areas instruct you to do so.
Hospitals or health care facilities may use equipment
that could be sensitive to external RF energy.
RF signals may affect improperly installed or inade-
quately shielded electronic systems in motor vehicles.
Check with the manufacturer or its representative
regarding your vehicle.
You should also consult the manufacturer of any equip-
ment that has been added to your vehicle.
• Give full attention to driving -- driving safely is your first
• Use hands-free operation, if available;
• Pull off the road and park before making or answering
a call if driving conditions or the law so require.
Most modern electronic equipment is shielded from RF
signals. However, certain electronic equipment may not
be shielded against the RF signals from your wireless
The Health Industry Manufacturers Association recom-
mends that a minimum separation of six inches be main-
tained between a handheld wireless phone and a pace-
maker to avoid potential interference with the pacemaker.
These recommendations are consistent with the inde-
pendent research by and recommendations of Wireless
Persons with pacemakers:
• Should ALWAYS keep the phone more than six inches
from their pacemaker when the phone is turned ON;
• Should not carry the phone in a breast pocket
• Should use the ear opposite the pacemaker to mini-
mize the potential for interference
• Should turn the phone OFF immediately if there is any
reason to suspect that interference in taking place.