As one of those individuals who for mostly hereditary reasons has reduced hearing capacity and of necessity uses hearing aids, I encountered a series of interesting situations over the past few months. For those of us who are hearing impaired, using hearing aids is akin to using glasses to see better. I don’t think about them much, and I just put them on early in the morning when I reach for my glasses and take them both off when I’m heading to bed.
Among the advancements in hearing aid technology with digital sound receivers, are the ability for specialists to connect to the aids via computer to change and improve reception, and that most amazing aspect of connection by Bluetooth (to your TV or in my case to my cell phone).
The increase in clarity, and the ability to understand the sounds and noises around us, has been simply astounding. Our hearing impairment becomes easier to work with and often those we are speaking with never suspect that we are using the devices. But, besides the vanity factor of being able to hide them under our hair, why would this be of interest to those of you doing any of the point and medication testing methods? Hmmm.
During one of the recent AMA workshops with Dr. Simon Yu he was able to take the time to test me personally. He quickly recognized and confirmed a few minor health problems but was insistent that there was an 80% suspicion of a cavitation in one of the long ago removed wisdom tooth areas. Okay, let’s go get this looked at. On return to St. Louis for the August AMA sessions – wow, and what a fantastic group attended! – I was privileged to have an appointment with the renowned dental surgeon Dr. Stewart Moreland to consider possible surgery for the cavitation.
Out came his older EAV-type assessment device, off came my glasses and my watch and my cell phone Bluetooth connection . . . and thus the testing began. But nothing was really testing as it should and we were not able to confirm this cavitation as suspected by Dr. Yu. As we continued checking and were talking about making sure my cell phone was off and no other weird interferences, we both had one of those “ah ha!” moments. I was still wearing my hearing aids, as I had been when Dr. Yu tested me – I need them to be able to hear what’s being said. My phone was off and the Bluetooth connection between the hearing aids and the phone was “disconnected” but of course they always remain in receive mode. Out came the aids onto the tray with all the other paraphernalia and lo and behold all the readings for that area returned into more normal ranges. Wow! (Well, whew no surgery needed.)
But what a revelation at the same time. Clearly when you are doing your point and medication testing, you need to check if the patient is wearing any of these amazing (but now dangerous?!) devices. After completion of the months-long digitization project (Master of Acupuncture program materials now available on disc) I’ve once again started going through my German journals and publications. And guess what? In the most recent issue of Naturheilkunde Journal I found an article entitled:
Hearing Aids and Their Electromagnetic Radiation
Cell Biological Examinations Provide Evidence of Cell Vitality Losses
Needless to say, this is an article I felt compelled to translate. I offer my translation to you here in PDF format.
Of course, there are already studies out there refuting this detrimental effect, and I quote Justin R. Burwinkel, AuD, William J. Mitchell, MSEE, Ezdeen Elhgannai, PhD and Jason A. Galster, PhD in a 2017 study:
“As public awareness of wireless hearing technology grows, hearing healthcare professionals may notice an uptick in long-term safety concerns being expressed. Consumers should be confident knowing that wireless hearing aids are safe and strictly regulated medical devices that meet governmental wireless communication standards in addition to those set forth for medical devices.
[However] the integration of wireless technology and hearing aids has fundamentally reshaped the direction of the hearing industry. Today, wireless hearing aid users benefit from smartphone connectivity, while future changes to the Bluetooth® standard will permit nearly universal hearing aid interconnectivity. These future hearing aids will do more than adapt to the user’s environment, rather, they will become part of a mesh of wireless devices that interact with any number of other wireless devices in a given space or across a wireless network.”
Egads! But what are those of us who are hearing impaired to do now? Needless to say, I’m researching some of the more basic and alternative aids for everyday wear. At the same time however, use of this amazing digital technology has become a necessity for me to function when in a professional or conference setting – or even when speaking on the phone with you. Most importantly, for you as an EAV or VEGA point and medication tester, this is yet another form of EMF that must be taken into consideration in our assessment as well as our therapy protocols.