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5A. Regulatory and Safety Information 281
deployment area. Store the phone safely before driving
Hearing Aids: People with hearing aids or other
cochlear implants may experience interfering noises
when using wireless devices or when one is nearby.
The level of interference will depend on the type of
hearing device and the distance from the interference
source. Increasing the separation between them may
reduce the interference. You may also consult your
hearing aid manufacturer to discuss alternatives.
Small Children: Do not leave your phone and its
accessories within the reach of small children or allow
them to play with it. They could hurt themselves or
others, or could accidentally damage the phone. Your
phone contains small parts with sharp edges that may
cause an injury or which could become detached and
create a choking hazard.
Keep the device away from the abdomens of pregnant
women and adolescents, particularly when using the
To reduce exposure to radiation, use your device in
good reception areas, as indicated by the bars on your
phone, at least 3 to 4 bars.
Caution: Avoid Potential Hearing Loss
Prolonged exposure to loud sounds (including music)
is the most common cause of preventable hearing loss.
Some scientific research suggests that using portable
audio devices, such as portable music players and
cellular telephones, at high volume settings for long
durations may lead to permanent noise-induced
hearing loss. This includes the use of headphones
(including headsets, ear buds, and Bluetooth
wireless devices). Exposure to very loud sound has
also been associated in some studies with tinnitus (a
ringing in the ear), hypersensitivity to sound, and
distorted hearing. Individual susceptibility to
noise-induced hearing loss and other potential hearing
problems varies. The amount of sound produced by a
portable audio device varies depending on the nature
of the sound, the device, the device settings, and the
headphones. You should follow some common sense
recommendations when using any portable audio
ⅷ Set the volume in a quiet environment and select the
lowest volume at which you can hear adequately.
ⅷ When using headphones, turn the volume down if
you cannot hear the people speaking near you or if