HearPeers Heroes Mary Beth Posted May 30, 2018 HearPeers Heroes Report Share Posted May 30, 2018 I had an interesting experience with my CIs at work last week. Above my desk, mounted on a very high ceiling, there was a fluorescent light fixture with a bad ballast. It is commonly reported that our telecoils pick up interference from bad ballasts as a strong buzzing sound. However, I was not using my telecoils. I was in M. I checked twice to be sure I was in M and not MT. I heard a pulsing sound from that bad ballast even though I was in M. Acoustically hearing people in the room could not hear it. I reported the light to the main office and described the interference it was causing with my CIs. Work was splendid and had that all fixed by the next day. The pulsing sound is now gone. I am sharing this so that parents of children with CIs will pay attention to any malfunctioning fluorescent lighting (especially in the children’s schools). Jewel 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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