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Thomas Jefferson Univ. Hosp.
(215) 600-1867
925 Chestnut St Fl 6
Philadelphia, PA
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Abdominal ImagingAcupuncture and Oriental Medicine ProgramAcute Care SurgeryAdvanced Heart Failure and Transplant CenterAlzheimer''s Disease and Dementia CenterAmputee Program AnesthesiologyAnesthesiology Research LaboratoryAortic CenterArthritis ProgramAsthma ProgramBalance and Hearing CenterBariatric and Metabolic Surgery ProgramBioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness CenterBlood Donor CenterBodine Center for Radiation TherapyBone Marrow Transplant ProgramBones and Joints Center of ExcellenceBr
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Main Line Audiologists Consultants, PC
(610) 616-5094
2 Franklin Town Blvd
Philadelphia, PA
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Diagnostic audiometry Aural rehabilitation Behavioral audiometry Otoacoustic emissions testing Hearing instrument dispensing Tympanometry Hearing aid fitting, adjustments, and repairs Industrial hearing conservation and testing Assistive listening Devices Musicians'' in-the-ear monitors Musicians'' earmolds Swimmolds Central auditory testing Real ear measurements
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Ear Nose & Throat Professional
(856) 528-0444
30 Washington Ave Ste E
Haddonfield, NJ
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Associates In Hearing HealthCare
(856) 528-0017
121 Clements Bridge Road
Barrington, NJ
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Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations. Rehabilitative counseling. Follow up for hearing aid wearers. Tinnitus Re-training. Educational Audiology services. School System Assistive Devices and In-Services.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Hear MD
(856) 292-6812
620 N Broad St Ste 1
Woodbury, NJ
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A diagnostic audiogram reveals whether a hearing loss is present. The Middle Ear Test or ''impedance test'' determines if the eardrum is mobile, if the middle ear is properly aerated and whether the acoustic reflexes are present. In some instances, based on the findings, advanced tests will be performed to more precisely determine the site of hearing loss.
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Robert Sataloff MD
(215) 268-7273
219 N Broad St Fl 10
Philadelphia, PA
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Hear MD
(856) 528-0333
130 N Haddon Ave
Haddonfield, NJ
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 PM - 12:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Precision Hearing Instruments
(856) 528-9564
1401 Marlton Pike E Ste 27, Annex (Rear Of Bldg)
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Hear MD
(856) 528-0060
1910 E Rte 70 Ste 3
Cherry Hill, NJ
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Main Line Audiology
(610) 616-5076
916 Montgomery Ave
Narberth, PA
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Diagnostic audiometry Aural rehabilitation Behavioral audiometry Otoacoustic emissions testing Hearing instrument dispensing Tympanometry Hearing aid fitting, adjustments, and repairs Industrial hearing conservation and testing Assistive listening Devices Musicians'' in-the-ear monitors Musicians'' earmolds Swimmolds Central auditory testing Real ear measurements
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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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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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