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Cochlear Implants Baltimore MD

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Towson Ear, Nose & Throat
(410) 782-0987
200 E 33rd St Prof. Bldg Ste. 631
Baltimore, MD
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The Audiology team at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates are dedicated to the prevention, assessment, and treatment of hearing loss to individuals of all ages. We are committed to providing you with professional hearing health care. Our team of certified and licensed audiologists are available to assess and recommend appropriate treatment options. Services provided are Comprehensive hearing examinations Otoacoustic emissions testing Dispensing and adjusting hearing aids Assistive listening devices Cu
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University of Maryland
(410) 698-6164
16 S Eutaw St Frenkil Bldg Suite 400
Baltimore, MD
Services
Along with the patient services that make up its core, the University of Maryland Medical Center offers a number of specialty services. From cancer care to organ transplantation to advanced orthopaedic procedures, UMMC has many programs designed to meet the unique health needs of special populations. For an alphabetical listing of all UMM departments and their divisions, scroll down beneath the list of specialty services.Breast CenterCenter for Integrative MedicineCenter for Weight Management an
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing & Speech Agency
(410) 343-7135
5900 Metro Dr Seton Business Park
Baltimore, MD
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Towson Ear Nose & Throat
(888) 905-4784
5601 Loch Raven Blvd Professional Bldg Ste 104
Baltimore, MD
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The Audiology team at Ear, Nose & Throat Associates are dedicated to the prevention, assessment, and treatment of hearing loss to individuals of all ages. We are committed to providing you with professional hearing health care. Our team of certified and licensed audiologists are available to assess and recommend appropriate treatment options. Services provided are Comprehensive hearing examinations Otoacoustic emissions testing Dispensing and adjusting hearing aids Assistive listening devices Cu
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Dr. Gehris, Jordan &
(410) 698-6206
9103 Franklin Square Dr Ste 302
Baltimore, MD
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Our competency extends from ear and balance disorders through sinus conditions, nasal breathing and cosmetic concerns, throat, tonsil and swallowing problems, sleep apnea and snoring disorders, and tumor/cancer treatment of the head and neck area, including major salivary gland tumors, and larynx (voice-box) cancer and benign conditions. In treating cancer, we work closely with the leading oncologists and radiation oncologists in the area to provide the best possible outcome, with a focus on org
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Maico Hearing Aid Service
(410) 698-6127
108 W Saratoga St Lower Level
Baltimore, MD
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We offer free hearing evaluations, and house calls are available. We repair all makes of hearing instruments. We also carry a full line of accessories such as batteries, earmolds, swim plugs, noise attinuators for workers, musicians, hunters and sport enthusiasts.We sell and service hearing aid products including the most advanced Digital and Bluetooth compatible hearing instruments available from the following manufacturers:Bernafon-Maico Phonak GN Danavox Siemens Micro-Tech Starkey Oticon Unit
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 02:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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S. B. Resnick PhD
(410) 941-4091
103 E Read St
Baltimore, MD
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Johns Hopkins University
(443) 552-3280
601 N Caroline St JHOC-6021
Baltimore, MD
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Maryland Audiology
(410) 988-2356
3449 Wilkens Ave Ste 200
Baltimore, MD
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Comprehensive hearing assessment, hearing aid fittings, service and repair, hearing aid supplies
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Dr. Gehris, Jordan &
(410) 698-6168
7505 Osler Drive Ste 204
Baltimore, MD
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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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