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set_1_d.gif (421 bytes)Hearing Disability
  • If the screening process is unclear to you, ask the screener to write the information down.  
  • If you can read lips or are hard of hearing, ask the screener to look directly at you and repeat the information slowly.
  • If you need to communicate with the screener, inform her/him of your disability and the way in which you can communicate.  The screeners are trained to provide whatever assistance they can to persons with hearing disabilities.
  • It is not necessary to remove hearing aids or the exterior component a cochlear implant at the security checkpoint.
  • It is best if you wear your hearing device while going through the metal detector.    
  • According to hearing device manufacturers, hearing aids and cochlear implants are not affected by x-ray, the walk-through metal detectors, or the hand-held metal detectors.  
  • If you are uneasy about how your devices may be affected by the metal detectors, you can ask the screener for a full body pat-down inspection in lieu of going through the metal detector.

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