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Cochlear Implants Baton Rouge LA

Local resource for Cochlear Implants in Baton Rouge, LA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hospitals, hearing specialists, hearing centers as well as information on audiologist and content on hearing loss.

Scallan Hearing Aid Ctr.
(225) 304-0622
8211 Goodwood Blvd Ste B1
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Video Otoscopic Examinations * Hearing Evaluations * Hearing Aid Diagnostics * Hearing Aid Repairs * Clean Hearing Aids * Assistive Listening Devices * Hearing Aid Accessories * Replace Battery Doors * Swim/Noise Ear Plugs * Hearing Aid Ear Molds * Alarm Clocks * Tinnitus counsellingWe fit and/or repair the following manufacturers:Audibel, Beltone, Electone, General Hearing, GN Resound, Magnatone, Microtech, NuEar, Omni, Oticon, Phonak, Qualitone, Rexton, Siem
Hours
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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ENT Medical Center
(225) 319-5125
5258 Dijon Dr
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Our hearing center offers complete audiological (hearing) evaluations and vestibular (inner ear) testing for all ages. We also offer a wide range of hearing aids, hearing aid batteries and hearing aid accessories as well as ear-molds for noise protection and swimming.
Hours
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 - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Solutions Inc
(225) 240-7558
8251 Summa Ave Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
* Clinical hearing evaluations * Hearing aid dispensing with a complete line of hearing aids selected from an extensive list of hearing aid manufacturers and hearing aid technologies * 30-day trial period on hearing aids (minimum) * Hearing protection and conservation * Earmolds for noise protection, for musicians and sound monitoring, and for use with communication equipment
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic
(225) 240-7562
16777 Medical Center Dr 1st FL Front Desk
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
# Heart & Vascular# Primary Care# Digestive Disorders Center# Women''s Services# Men''s Health# Cancer Services# Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
Hours
MondayClosed
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Associates In Hearing, LLC
(225) 755-9611
10537 Kentshire Court Ste B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Diagnostic Hearing evaluations,including middle ear testing, Occupational Hearing evaluations, Hearing aid Consultation, Hearing aid Fitting, Orientation, Evaluations, Repairs, Supplies, Hearing Protection Earmolds, Onsite Product and Hearing Aid Demonstrations, Educational Seminars.
Hours
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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Baton Rouge Clinic AMC
(225) 755-9607
7373 Perkins Rd
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
See Surgical Services SectionInternal MedicinePreventative Health Care Hospital Care & Consultation Routine Health Exams Preoperative Evaluations Travel Medicine Advisory & Immunization Aviation Medicine Geriatrics Sports MedicineThe Cardiovascular Center of ExcellenceVascular Medicine Consultations for: Refractory Hypertension Management Advanced Lipid Management For Refractory Cholesterol and/or Blood Fat Elevation 24 Hour Blood Pressure MonitoringNeurologyBaclofen Pump (Spasticity) Botox Inje
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SundayClosed
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Womans Hospital
(225) 590-7158
9050 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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SundayClosed
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Ochsner Clinic Foundation
(225) 319-5109
9001 Summa Ave
Baton Rouge, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Baton Rouge ENT Associates
(225) 304-0019
8080 Bluebonnet Blvd Ste 2222
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge is a specialized hospital led by physicians specializing in: * Ear, Nose, and Throat * General Surgery * Hand Surgery * Orthopaedics * Pediatric Ophthalmology * Pediatric Surgery * Podiatry * Spine * Urology
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday07:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Group LLC
(225) 304-0018
10537 Kentshire Ct Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
We provide services for all age groups. Our testing and services include, but are not limited to: Hearing Testing, Middle Ear Testing, Auditory Processing Testing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Repairs, Hearing Aid Accessories, Noise Protection, Earmolds, Earplugs, Industrial Hearing Testing, Off site Hearing Screenings, Educational Seminars, Product Demonstrations. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Please call or stop by for more information on products, cu
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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 ,SaturdayClosed
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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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