Thousands Of Hearing Aids Are Being Recalled Because They Might Do THIS

by Scott McKay | April 15, 2016 9:15 pm

You might be better off just not hearing very well[1] than to have one of these.

From Metro:

Thousands of hearing aids have been recalled because there’s a risk they could explode in the user’s ear.

Defective batteries in ZeniPower mercury-free hearing aids could cause the device to explode if used or depleted.

Around 14,000 people have already been told to bin any batteries with best before dates of August 2018 and September 2018.

The audiology department at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge issued the warning as a precautionary measure.

Dr David Baguley, head of the audiology department, told patients in a letter that though there are ‘no reported episodes of any harm caused to date, they are withdrawing the batteries from circulation ‘as a precautionary measure.’

This recall is happening in the UK, so it’s not particularly an American problem.

It’s lucky none of these batteries have actually exploded, so we can joke about whether the users would hear the explosions if that happened…

  1. You might be better off just not hearing very well:

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