I recently got a new pair of Phonak Audeo Q 70 - T hearing aids. I had a chest x-ray while wearing the hearing aids. I asked the technician if I should remove them, and he told me it was OK to leave them on. Afterwards I noticed in the hearing aid manual that x-rays could damage them (i.e. CAT scans and MRI scans). If I had read the manual first, I would simply have not worn them.
My question is, will standard x-rays damage them, or reduce their life expectancy? Or, is this only in reference to the much higher radiation from a CAT scan? What about x-rays in luggage in airports?