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Cochlear Implants Bellevue NE

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University Of Nebraska Medical
(402) 206-2267
668 S 41st St General Supply Doc 2603
Omaha, NE
Services
AudiologyEar, Nose, Throat ClinicHead & Neck ClinicOral Facial Prosthetics/Dental Oncology Clinic
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Boys Town National Research
(402) 206-2673
555 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
Services
* Patient Services* • Surgery Center10* • Ear, Nose & Throat* • Pedia10/31/1956trics* • Orthopaedics* • Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonolgy* • Pediatric Gastroenterology* • Pediatric Ophthalmology* • International Adoption Clinic* • Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Clinic* • Cochlear Implant Center* • Hearing & Balance Center* • Clinical Studies Sign Up* • Sleep Disorders Center
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Glassman Hearing Aid Center
(402) 206-2904
12100 W Center Rd Ste 1205
Omaha, NE
Services
We have the technology to correctly identify your hearing aid needs. If you need a hearing device to hear better, we will provide close follow-up and post fitting care, and a guarantee of our work.Technology to correctly identify your problemThe first step on the road to better hearing begins by having your hearing tested. Most offices utilize only an audiometer to measure your hearing. At Glassman’s Hearing Aid Service you’ll find state of the art computers to evaluate, measure and
Hours
SundayClosed
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Alegent Health Clinic, Ear Nose & Throat
(402) 575-9120
17030 Lakeside Hills Plz Ste 204
Omaha, NE
Services
complete audiometric evaluations - pediatric through geriatrichearing aid servicesreal ear measurementsbalance evaluations and treatmentauditory brainstem response testing
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 - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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The Hearing Clinic Inc.
(308) 646-0150
702 N Alpha St
Grand Island, NE
Services
Our ServicesA wide range of hearing healthcare services are available for individuals of all ages. Our audiologists are skilled in the areas of childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation. Our ServicesABR-Diagnostic & ScreeningAssistive listening devices for telephone, television, and public areasWe offer information and guidance on use of
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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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Midwest Precision Hearing Instruments
(402) 575-9128
6846 Pacific St Ste 102
Omaha, NE
Services
Hearing tests.Hearing Aid salesHearing Aid repairs
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear, Nose and Throat Clinic
(712) 587-9304
320 McKenzie Ave Ste 202
Council Bluffs, IA
Services
Balance and vestibular evaluationsHearing evaluations for infants, children and adultsHearing aid dispensingAssistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Boys Town Med. Office
(402) 206-2751
14040 Boystown Road
Boys Town, NE
Services
If your child needs to see a doctor immediately during the evening, on weekends or holidays, Boys Town/Alegent Health Pediatric Express Care is conveniently located at Bergan Mercy Medical Center, 7500 Mercy Road, next to the emergency room.Because children’s needs are much different from adults, Boys Town Pediatrics works along side physicians in specialty medicine, who understand the unique needs of a growing child.Whether visiting for a routine checkup, an everyday illness or injury or
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Associated Hearing Health Care
(402) 817-4809
1530 S 70th St Ste 103
Lincoln, NE
Services
Hearing Testing: Complete audiological evaluations for adults and children. Information is used in the diagnosis of hearing loss and the most appropriate course of treatment, medical intervention or hearing aids. Immittance Measures: Tympanometry to test middle ear function. This can determine the origination of the hearing loss and if medical intervention is warranted. Auditory Brainstem Response: Specialized testing that is used to rule out retro cochlear pathology. Typically ordered by our EN
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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 ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Boys Town National Research
(402) 206-2673
555 N 30th St
Omaha, NE
Services
* Patient Services* • Surgery Center10* • Ear, Nose & Throat* • Pedia10/31/1956trics* • Orthopaedics* • Allergy, Asthma & Pulmonolgy* • Pediatric Gastroenterology* • Pediatric Ophthalmology* • International Adoption Clinic* • Craniofacial/Cleft Palate Clinic* • Cochlear Implant Center* • Hearing & Balance Center* • Clinical Studies Sign Up* • Sleep Disorders Center
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 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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