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Old Thu Oct 01, 2015, 07:23pm
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Any rule against a player wearing hearing aids? Don't know if it matters, but these were the 'larger' ones.
Seems like it could be dangerous with elbows flying around and such.

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Old Thu Oct 01, 2015, 08:02pm
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No rule prohibiting said the father who had two hearing impaired children play the sport.


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Old Thu Oct 01, 2015, 10:40pm
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Most states probably have a requirement to get a letter signed from a health care professional or something like that. But I'm not thinking twice about letting a kid with a hearing aid play.

You're asking for trouble and perhaps a lawsuit if you don't let a kid play for this reason.
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Old Thu Oct 01, 2015, 11:07pm
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Treat hearing aides the same way you would treat eye glasses or contacts.

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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 02:32am
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Any rule against a player wearing hearing aids? Don't know if it matters, but these were the 'larger' ones.
Seems like it could be dangerous with elbows flying around and such.

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Dangerous for who? And how?
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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 11:51am
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The only danger is to the wallets of the player's parents because HA's don't like moisture/sweat.


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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 11:56am
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Dangerous for who? And how?
Maybe the OP is thinking about one of those old-fashioned hearing aids that is led up to the ear.

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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 04:28pm
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Dangerous for who? And how?
I'd say there is *some* danger -- ball to head or head to ground or head to head contact could be exacerbated . . . *BUT* that is far outweighed by the danger to the player of telling him to take off the hearing aid and him not being able to hear -- just as telling a player to take off glasses may remove a smidgen of added risk, but imparts greater risk that it removes. IMHO referees who start thinking of telling players to remove hearing aids or glasses are *way* overthinking.
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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 05:19pm
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I'd say there is *some* danger -- ball to head or head to ground or head to head contact could be exacerbated . . . *BUT* that is far outweighed by the danger to the player of telling him to take off the hearing aid and him not being able to hear -- just as telling a player to take off glasses may remove a smidgen of added risk, but imparts greater risk that it removes. IMHO referees who start thinking of telling players to remove hearing aids or glasses are *way* overthinking.
I doubt that hearing aid creates any more of a risk than the head hitting the floor/ball directly. For that matter, it might even be a benefit by creating a "crumple zone" that will absorb some of the energy as contact is being made. Or it might not....I don't know.
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Old Fri Oct 02, 2015, 06:48pm
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Treat hearing aides the same way you would treat eye glasses or contacts.

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Let me repeat myself: "Treat hearing aides the same way you would treat eye glasses or contacts."

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Thank you all for your thoughts.
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