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Cochlear Implants Casper WY

Local resource for Cochlear Implants in Casper, WY. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hospitals, hearing specialists, hearing centers as well as information on audiologist and content on hearing loss.

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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High Country Hearing Center
(307) 335-3129
125 Main St
Lander, WY
Services
Audiometric TestingIndustrial TestingCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing Aid sales and Service
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Johnson County Healthcare Center, Audiology
(307) 278-6433
497 W Lott St Attn: Audiology
Buffalo, WY
Services
Diagnostic hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid fitting and repairsHearing conservationTinnitus assessment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wyoming Hearing Clinic, LLC
(307) 459-4523
5320 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sheridan Ear Nose And Throat
(307) 461-4050
330 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Services
An Otolaryngologist (pronounced oh-toe-lahr-uhn-GOLL-oh-gist) is a physician and surgeon who cares for problems of the ears, nose and throat, and for other associated diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Bateman is a board-certified otolaryngologist, which means he is an expert whose advanced training can help you manage problems of the head and neck.Here is a partial listing of conditions we treat and services our clinic provides: Ears:Hearing aidsFull hearing testing & audiology servicesEar vent
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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St. John''s Medical Center
(307) 200-4983
555 East Broadway Suite 224
Jackson, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Beltone Hearing Aid Center
(307) 237-7894
833 S Center St
Casper, WY
 

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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