battery warning information
1. Do not put batteries in your mouth, as they can be harmful if swallowed. If swallowed, seek
medical help immediately.
2. Keep batteries away from pets, children and individuals who are mentally challenged.
3. Remove the batteries to prevent leakage when the hearing instruments are not in use for
an extended period of time.
4. Do not attempt to recharge batteries (Zinc Air) which are not specifically designated as
rechargeable because they may leak or explode.
5. Do not attempt to dispose of batteries by burning them.
6. Used batteries are harmful to the environment. Please dispose of them according to local
regulations or return them to your hearing care practitioner.
notice for prospective hearing aid users
1. A hearing aid will not restore normal hearing and will not prevent or improve a hearing
impairment resulting from organic conditions.
2. Consistent use of the aid is recommended. In most cases, infrequent use does not permit
you to attain full benefit from it.
3. The use of a hearing aid is only part of hearing rehabilitation and may need to be supple-
mented by auditory training and instructions in lip-reading.
4. Good health practice requires that a person with a hearing loss have a medical evalua-
tion by a licensed physician (preferably a physician who specializes in diseases of the ear)
before purchasing a hearing aid. Licensed physicians who specialize in diseases of the ear
are often referred to as otolaryngologists, otologists or otorhinolaryngologists. The purpose
of the medical evaluation is to assure that all medically treatable conditions that may affect
hearing are identified and treated before the hearing aid is purchased.Following the medical
evaluation, the physician will give you a written statement that states that your hearing loss
has been medically evaluated and that you may be considered a candidate for a hearing
aid. The physician will refer you to an audiologist or a hearing aid dispenser, as appropri-
ate, for a hearing aid evaluation.The audiologist or hearing aid dispenser will conduct a
hearing aid evaluation to assess your ability to hear with and without a hearing aid. The
hearing aid evaluation will enable the audiologist or dispenser to select and fit a hearing aid
to your individual needs.If you have reservations about your ability to adapt to amplifica-
tion, you should inquire about the availability of a trial-rental or purchase-option program.
Many hearing aid dispensers now offer programs that permit you to wear a hearing aid for
a period of time for a nominal fee after which you may decide if you want to purchase the
hearing aid.Federal law restricts the sale of hearing aids to those individuals who have ob-
tained a medical evaluation from a licensed physician. Federal law permits a fully informed
adult to sign a waiver statement declining the medical evaluation for religious or personal
beliefs that preclude consultation with a physician. The exercise of such a waiver is not in
your best health interest and its use is strongly discouraged.