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Hearing aid on Shabbat

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Rabbi Elchanan Lewis

11 Sivan 5766
Question
What is Halacha for wearing a hearing aid on Shabbat?
Answer
The Poskim discussed this issue in length and have concluded that if it is left on from before Shabbat – it can be used and the volume can be altered. (Shmirat Shabbat Kehilchata 34, 28) Since the halachot of a hearing aid have been dealt with extensively by many authorities, and there are several issues involved.
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