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Cochlear Implants Burlington VT

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University of Vermont, Eleanor M. Luse Center, Audiology Clinic
(802) 656-3861
489 Main St
Burlington, VT
Services
Hearing EvaluationAuditory Processing EvaluationHearing Aid Selection and FittingEvaluation of Hearing Aid EffectivenessAssistive Listening Devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Fletcher Allen Health Care
(802) 318-4159
327 Holly Ct
Williston, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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MID-VERMONT ENT, P.C.
(802) 282-4967
69 Allen St Ste 1
Rutland, VT
Services
Mid-Vermont ENT offers evaluation, treatment, and management of nasal and sinus allergy. Twenty percent of the population suffers from some form of allergy, an altered exaggerated response to something in the environment called an allergen. Common inhalant allergens include dust mites, molds, pollen, and animal dander. These allergies can be tested for and treated in our office.Allergy Testing Evaluation of Air Passages Treatment Evaluation Loss of Smell Nasal Blockage and Obstruction Nose Bleed
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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Robert Jauch, M.D.
(802) 227-0188
714 Breezy Hill Rd
Saint Johnsbury, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Mid-Vermont ENT
(802) 549-4098
51 A Tennis Way
East Dorset, VT
Services
diagnose and treat: diseases of the ear, including infections, hearing and balance problems, and ringing in the ears; disorders of the nose and sinuses, such as infections, problems with stuffy nose, bleeding from the nose, snoring and sleep apnea and loss of smell; disorders of the throat, including voice and swallowing problems, sore throat and reflux disease; cancerous and non-cancerous tumors of the head and neck, including the thyroid and parathyroid; treatment of nasal and sinus allergy; f
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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Sonotone Of Burlington
(802) 735-1812
1233 Shelburne Rd Lakewood Commons Suite D5
South Burlington, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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University of Vermont, Eleanor M. Luse Center, Audiology Clinic
(802) 656-3861
489 Main St
Burlington, VT
Services
Hearing EvaluationAuditory Processing EvaluationHearing Aid Selection and FittingEvaluation of Hearing Aid EffectivenessAssistive Listening Devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Fletcher Allen Health Care
(802) 318-4159
327 Holly Ct
Williston, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Sonotone Of Burlington
(802) 735-1812
1233 Shelburne Rd Lakewood Commons Suite D5
South Burlington, VT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Center For Audiological Svcs
(802) 275-4068
130 Austine Dr Ste 210
Brattleboro, VT
Hours
SundayClosed
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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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