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Cochlear Implants Dallas TX

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Callier CTR F Communication D
(214) 483-1115
1966 Inwood Rd Attn: Audiology Dept
Dallas, TX
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ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:The UT Dallas Callier Center supports the nationally ranked academic programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences that prepare students to fill the need for qualified professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Research and clinical education at the Callier Center are an integral part of the academic experiences provided to students interested in communicatively impaired populations.CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DEAF EDUCATION:The Callier Child D
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North Texas Hearing Consultants
(214) 731-7078
8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 420
Dallas, TX
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Comprehensive Diagnostic Audiometric EvaluationsMiddle Ear Analysis Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions Vestibular Testing and TreatmentComplete Hearing Aid CareThis is an area where our practice truly shines. We take a lot of time upfront to determine exactly where you are having difficulties hearing and understanding. We then review the hearing solutions available to you and provide comprehensive counseling on what you can expect during the hearing aid fitting and each week after. The aud
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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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Dallas Ear, Nose, & Throat
(214) 919-7015
9301 N Central Expressway Carrell Clinic Bldg -Ste 560
Dallas, TX
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diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and dispensing, medical clearance for hearing aids, hearing aid repairs & service, assistive listening devices & amplified telephones, hearing protection for noise, hunter''s noise protection, musician''s monitors
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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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Dallas Ear Institute
(972) 746-2091
7777 Forest Ln Ste A107
Dallas, TX
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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 - 01:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Input Hearing Systems
(972) 893-1956
12801 Midway Rd Ste 403
Dallas, TX
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ServicesVideo OtoscopyThis instrumentation allows you and the hearing professional to see your ear on a television screen. The professional can identify potential medical conditions that would require a physician evaluation; or see if excessive earwax is an issue. Audiometric EvaluationYour complete hearing evaluation will be performed by a licenced, certified hearing professional, using state of the art equipment that is meticulously maintained. Hearing instrument consultationThis is a multipa
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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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Total Hearing Care of Dallas
(214) 483-1131
4130 Abrams Rd
Dallas, TX
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Full Hearing Evaluation and Hearing Instrument Consultation A certified audiologist will evaluate your ears and hearing to determine the degree and type of any hearing loss. After explaining the results, if amplification is appropriate, you will be given the opportunity to personally listen to instrument demonstrations. read more Complete Range of Hearing Instruments Available Since no single hearing instrument manufacturer may have the ideal solution for every person, at Total Hearin
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Texas Medical And Surgical
(214) 390-7944
8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 500
Dallas, TX
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ear, nose and throataudiologyobstetrics and gynecologypediatricsrheumatology
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White Rock ENT
(214) 506-1003
1130 Beachview St Ste 240
Dallas, TX
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The Audiology Center of Dallas at White Rock ENT offers comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services that include: the latest digital amplification (hearing aids) and assistive communication devices (FM systems). Custom earmolds, including swim plugs (to keep moisture from entering the ear canal), and custom fit hearing protection (to help reduce damage when in a noisy environment)
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
(214) 731-7105
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Room G7.236
Dallas, TX
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Total Hearing Care of Dallas
(972) 395-5733
7615 Campbell Rd Ste 109
Dallas, TX
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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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