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Cochlear Implants Carson City NV

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Nanci Campbell AuD LLC
(775) 297-4669
844 W Nye Ln Ste 203
Carson City, NV
Services
Nanci Campbell offers professional hearing services, that include; hearing testing, custom fitting of hearing aids, as well as hearing aid repair. Our services include the following: click on the service for more information.Our Services:Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and public areasCounseling and rehabilitation for patients and their familiesHearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technologyHearing assessment for all ages
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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Audiology And Hearing Aids
(775) 309-4345
1701 County Rd Ste D
Minden, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Nanci Campbell AuD LLC
(775) 297-4669
844 W Nye Ln Ste 203
Carson City, NV
Services
Nanci Campbell offers professional hearing services, that include; hearing testing, custom fitting of hearing aids, as well as hearing aid repair. Our services include the following: click on the service for more information.Our Services:Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and public areasCounseling and rehabilitation for patients and their familiesHearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technologyHearing assessment for all ages
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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Advanced ENT-
(702) 949-3194
6850 N Durango Dr Ste 314
Las Vegas, NV
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Anderson Audiology PC
(888) 485-7905
6475 N Decatur Blvd. Suite 125
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Our Services• Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing• ENG Test (Electronystagmogram)• Tinnitus Evaluation & Treatment• Dispensing of Digital Hearing Systems• Hearing Device Checks & Servicing• Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)• Balance/Vestibular Assessmentsand Treatment• Pediatrics• Auditory Brainstem EvokedResponse (ABR)• Earplugs for Hearing Protection• Swim Plugs• Musician’s Monitors and Earplugs• Aural Rehabilitation• Cerumen Removal and Management• Patient Appreciation Circle
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 ,Saturday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Hearing Care of Carson City
(775) 297-4131
408 N Roop St
Carson City, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Michael Le May, Au.D.
(775) 473-9370
890 Mill St Ste 300
Reno, NV
Services
Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.We also provide complete central audi
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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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Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Nevada Audiology & Hearing
(702) 823-0003
501 S Rancho Dr Ste D24
Las Vegas, NV
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Family Hearing Services
(775) 299-4731
1825 Pinion Rd Ste D
Elko, NV
Services
Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adultsHearing aid selection and fittingAll model hearing aid repairsAssistive listening devices availableHearing protection devices including musicians ear plugsCustom made swim molds60-day satisfaction period on all hearing aids0% financing & other payment plans are available.Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are acceptedMedicare, Medicaid and most private insurances accepted
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Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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