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Cochlear Implants Brooklyn NY

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John Weigand Audiology PC
(718) 475-6975
450 Clarkson Ave PO Box 126
Brooklyn, NY
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John Weigand Audiology PC,an affiliate of Audio Help Associates, provides a full range of audiology services customized to your individual needs. Our hearing experts have the knowledge and technologies to help prevent, diagnose and rehabilitate hearing loss or dizziness that is not medically-treatable. In many cases, our professionals work collaboratively with your primary care provider, otolaryngologist or neurologist to identify the root of your symptoms as well as the steps necessary to lead
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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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Hearite Audiological Svc. Pllc
(718) 530-0315
1410 48th St
Brooklyn, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday10:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday10:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday10:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday10:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Aarons Audio Aids Inc.
(718) 530-0136
1570 52 Street
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn Audiology Assoc. PC
(718) 285-9821
142 Joralemon St Suite 8 B - 8th Floor
Brooklyn, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Saturday08:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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New York Hearing Center
(718) 285-6462
726 60th St Basement
Brooklyn, NY
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A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing assessment for all agesHearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids, including cu
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Saturday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM
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Plaza East Audio Service
(718) 475-6961
34 Plaza St E Rm 106
Brooklyn, NY
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* Audiologic Evaluation of senior citizens, adults and children as well as people with disabilities. * Hearing Aid Evaluation and Dispensing of 100% Digital and Programmable hearing aids. * Authorized dispensers of high quality hearing aids such as:oticon, Phonak, and others. * Hearing Aid Maintenance and Repairs. * Hearing Protection Devices (HPDs) * Custom Swim Plugs * Musician Ear Plugs * Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)
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SundayClosed ,Monday11:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday03:30 PM - 08:00 PM ,Thursday11:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Omni Speech And Hearing
(718) 475-6957
1651 Coney Island Ave 1st Floor
Brooklyn, NY
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* Physical Therapy * Occupational Therapy * Speech/Language Therapy * Audiology/ Hearing Evaluations * Hearing Aid Sales and Services * Counseling * Special Education
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Brooklyn College
(718) 475-6970
Rm 4400 - Boylan Hall
Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn College offers a range of special programs for every kind of student. Academically talented students thrive in our Honors Academy, which brings together in one location eight distinctive, separately directed honors programs. The Honors Academy serves exceptionally well-qualified, eager, imaginative students who are flexible in their interests and open to new discoveries and experiences. Its purpose is to stimulate students to develop their potential and to assume responsibility for educ
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Center For Hearing and Communication
(917) 267-2717
50 Broadway Fl 6
New York, NY
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CHC meets all your hearing and communication needs through professional services that provide the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field. Audiology:State-of-the-art hearing testing and hearing aid fitting, special expertise in evaluating and providing hearing aids to very young infants and children, free hearing screenings, tinnitus therapy, Mobile Hearing Test Unit, assistive devices training and more.Otology:Board Certified ENT Phy
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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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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(718) 521-4044
802 64th St
Brooklyn, NY
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Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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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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