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Cochlear Implants Cleveland OH

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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
(216) 586-3164
9500 Euclid Ave Desk A-71
Cleveland, OH
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
(216) 586-3132
5001 Rockside Rd
Independence, OH
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Cleveland Clinic - Solon
(440) 287-7658
29800 Bainbridge Rd
Solon, OH
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Cleveland Clinic Westlake
(440) 249-7013
30033 Clemens Rd Fl 3
Westlake, OH
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Cleveland Audiology Assoc Inc
(440) 490-5502
8254 Mayfield Rd Ste 6
Chesterland, OH
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Welcome to Audiology Associates of Cleveland. We hope to inform and educate you about hearing loss, as well as show you the different types of hearing aids available to suit your needs or the needs of a family member. Visit our Audiologist to evaluate and assess your personal needs. Visit our website often to see if we are having any special offers
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Cleveland Hearing And Speech
(216) 586-3149
11635 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
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Hearing and Hearing Loss Hearing Testing Auditory Processing Testing Hearing Aids Other Listening Devices Noise and Hearing Conservation Community Outreach and Education
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
(216) 245-4615
26900 Cedar Rd Ste 315 S
Beachwood, OH
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Hawkins Hearing Center LLC
(440) 287-7576
33120 Station St
Solon, OH
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We provide comprehensive audiology services including audiometry, tympanometry, and otoacoustic emissions testing. We also offer all-make hearing aid repairs and service, and can obtain custom earpieces for practically any situation.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Cleveland Clinic Foundation
(440) 580-4339
16761 Southpark Ctr
Strongsville, OH
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Hearing Professionals
(937) 573-4319
1853 W Main St
Troy, OH
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Hearing Aid Services * Hearing Aid evaluation, selection and service with competitive hearing aid pricing including a 30-day satisfaction period. * Offering the latest in digital hearing aid technologies from a wide variety of manufacturers. * Full service hearing aid maintenance and repair-all makes and models. * Ear mold impressions for hearing aids, swim plugs, noise protection and musicians plugs. * Hearing aid batteries and supplies. * Custom fit iPod and MP3 earmolds.Audi
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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 - 04:00 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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