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Cochlear Implants Aurora CO

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Rocky Mountain ENT Associates
(303) 731-2942
1400 S Potomac St Ste 240
Aurora, CO
Services
Clinical ServicesFrom pediatric to geriatric, from simple to complex, our COA physicians and staff cover all aspects of ear, nose, throat, and hearing problems. The size of our group allows our physicians to specialize within our ENT specialty, covering the gamut of services from hearing and balance to sinus issues to voice disorders – the list goes on.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Univ. Of Colorado Hospital
(720) 262-8301
1635 Aurora Court Suite 6200
Aurora, CO
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SundayClosed
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Doctor''s Hearing Care
(303) 731-2567
4600 Hale Pkwy Ste 450
Denver, CO
Services
Hearing Evaluation, Cerumen Removal, VNG, ABR, Tympanometry, hearing protection, swim plugs, hearing aids, assistive listening devices
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Arapahoe Hearing Associates
(303) 731-2540
7600 E Arapahoe Rd Ste 105
Centennial, CO
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Physical ExaminationIdentifies landmarks and abnormalities of outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist using hand-held otoscope which provides sufficient light and magnification.Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear and its structures. Physical ExaminationIdentifies landmarks and abnormalities of outer ear, ear canal, and eardrum.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist u
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Denver Ear Associates
(303) 647-1868
401 W Hampden Pl Ste 240
Englewood, CO
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2548
1399 S Havana St Ste 102
Aurora, CO
Services
Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.Hearing TestingIf hearing loss is suspected, an appointment with one of our certified Audiologists should be made for the purposes of testing and evaluation.After the age of 50, a regular hearing test should be considered as important as one''s yearly physical checkup.Testing
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Center For Hrg Speech and
(303) 731-1525
4280 Hale Pkwy
Denver, CO
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Cornerstone Hrg Ctr, Inc.
(303) 857-5798
25521 E Smoky Hills Road Unit 220
Aurora, CO
Services
Audiometric Evaluations - Adults A complete audiological examination is the basic hearing examination. It consists of pure tone air and bone conduction testing as well as speech audiometry and immittance testing. Testing pure tones is done to determine the degree of hearing loss and whether the loss is conductive and sensorineural. Speech audiometry is obtained to determine the individuals ability to understand speech at an elevated comfortable level.Pediatric AudiometryInfants to adolescent chi
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-1345
3701 S Clarkson St Ste 100
Englewood, CO
Services
Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
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Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 02:30 PM
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2730
9894 Rosemont Ave Ste 104
Lone Tree, CO
Services
Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE) hearing devices are the most unobtrusive type of hearing instrument currently available. This style keeps the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. The appropriateness of these hearing devices is limited based on the degree of hearing loss.The Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument is almost invisible. If cosmetic appeal is important, many have found this to be the best device for them. The appropriateness of this style hearing instrument is limi
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Batteryless Flashlights and Cochlear Implants

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October 31, 2006: 10:31 am: Dr. Neil Assistive Devices , Cochlear Implants

Batteryless Flashlights and Cochlear Implants

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A warning recently circulated around some of the Cochlear Implant (CI) lists that read:

Attention Cochlear Implant users--you should never use the flashlight that never needs batteries, just shake it. Also, it never needs bulbs, is waterproof and floats in water. Single/double super coils create the charge with every shake. The problem is that there is a magnet in it that can erase the maps from a cochlear implant or corrupt computer hard drives. Please pass the word, better to be safe than sorry.

So often the “warnings” that you receive via email are just not true. Someone “thinks” something could happen and warns everyone else--all without a shred of evidence that there is any real problem. This is what has happened in this case. (In addition, there are the many malicious emails whose only purpose is to deliberately scare you silly, but this isn’t one of them.)

So what is the truth about these batteryless flashlights? Are they really capable of wiping out the programs in CIs and corrupting hard drives? I decided to find out.

You see, I have one of these very flashlights sitting on my desk where it has been for a number of months without causing any harm to my computer. I decided to try and see if it could deliberately wipe out data on a floppy disk. I put some files on a floppy disc, then held the disk as close to the magnet in the flashlight as possible for a minute and then tested it in my computer. Still good. Then I held it against the flashlight and shook the flashlight for a couple of minutes and tried it again. Still good.

Note: since the magnet is in the center of the flashlight handle, the closest it can come to any disc or CI is just over half an inch. Also, note that the CI has a magnet of its own to hold it on your head, and this magnet has not been implicated in wiping out CI programs.

Based on my brief tests, I can see no problem with using this flashlight for casual use, even if you have a CI. Now if you taped the processor to the flashlight as close as you can get to the magnet and left it there for a couple of months, who knows what might happen–but is anyone ever going to do that in real life?

As for the hard drives on your computer, you couldn’t get the flashlight as close to them as I did to the floppy and no harm came to the floppy. Thus, I think this flashlight is perfectly safe in normal use.

Notice that according to this article, this flashlight never has actually wiped out CI programs. The author was just warning it could happen. And that might be true--that it could happen, although from my testing, the chances are very remote--you’d have to deliberately try to make it happen, and even then, there ...

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