With the great number of people wearing hearing aids, the cause for concern is always present: Could the consistent proximity of technology have harmful health effects? Of course, you’ve heard the rumor that too much cell phone use is linked to brain tumors. This fear has been around since the mid-1980s and continues to resurface every so often. Is there any truth to it? According to the World Health Organization, yes.
About a year ago, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, a part of the WHO, announced that after a review of evidence, the electromagnetic fields from cell phones may be a possible factor in producing brain tumors. Clearly, this finding may cause concern for cell phone users. However, before you jump to conclusions, it is important to note that in spite of the proliferation of cell phones and rise in cell phone use, there has not been a rise in the amount of brain tumors.
For those who wear hearing aids, it is important to note there has been no report of a connection between hearing aids and brain tumors.
Article written based on information from www.detroitnews.com, an interview with Dr. Paul Donohue published May 4, 2012.