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Cochlear Implants Gainesville FL

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University of Florida @ Shands
(352) 358-4036
1600 SW Archer Rd Rm D2-57
Gainesville, FL
Services
CancerChildren''s ServicesHeart CareNeurological ServicesOrthopaedicsTransplantWomen & Families
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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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U. Of Florida Spch & Hrng
(352) 358-4084
925 NW 56th Terrace Ste B
Gainesville, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:45 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:45 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:45 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:45 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:45 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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West Florida Med Ctr. Clinic
(850) 304-0057
8333 N Davis Hwy Po Box 11151
Pensacola, FL
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New Pt Form- KimuraLocated at Spanish Trail Medical Center, the Allergy and Immunology Department treats all allergic conditions, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, food allergy, atopic dermatitis and drug reactions.Allergic skin testing for inhalants, foods, penicillin, insulin and local anesthetics is available as well as pulmonary function testing for obstructive lung disease to determine if patients with questionable history and physical examination have asthma. Physicians
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SundayClosed
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Better Hearing Care
(561) 935-3843
3385 Burns Rd Ste 204
Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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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 AM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Arcadia Hearing Center
(863) 578-4193
110 W Oak St
Arcadia, FL
Services
At Acadia Hearing Center, all services are provided by a state-licensed and board-certified audiologist.What is an Audiologist?An audiologist is a highly trained professional who performs tasks and tests related to hearing and hearing disorders.His education consists of a four year bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Disorders. Audiologists then go on to graduate study for up to 6 years in their specialty. Some Audiologists advance in their profession to the Doctoral level. David Cuthb
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Gainesville ENT and
(352) 358-4076
7135 NW 11th Pl Ste A
Gainesville, FL
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Dr. Pinner received both a Masters of Art and a Doctor of Audiology She specializes in all aspects of hearing improvement for both adults and pediatrics including diagnosis, hearing aid selection and fittings. Immunotherapy for allergies is administered and we offer the highest level of hearing care provided exclusively by Doctors of Audiology
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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 - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dr. Joseph D. Sparks
(352) 358-4067
1225 NW 10th Ave
Gainesville, FL
Services
As an audiologist, my goal is to have every one of my patients enjoy the benefits of being able to hear clearly. People of all ages can encounter hearing problems from infants to the elderly. It all begins with testing your hearing and understanding the best solutions available for your problem. I can help you every step of the way.My office is located in Gainesville, Florida, and I welcome any and all individuals who are concerned about their hearing. I offer many services including: * Adult
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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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Professional Hearing Centers
(352) 400-4293
211 S Apopka Ave
Inverness, FL
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Our Services: Comprehensive hearing evaluations, fitting custom hearing devices and earmolds. Education about hearing loss and the impact it has on daily lives Education in maximizing the benefits of hearing aids Full range of digital hearing aids and styles In-house services and repair of hearing aids by most major manufacturers Custom swim molds, noise and musician ear plugs Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs), including amplifiers for TV and telephones
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM ,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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Christie''s Hearing Aids Unlimited
(941) 584-8430
3944 Tamiami Trl S
Venice, FL
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Free Hearing evaluations - Hearing Aids of all styles and models - Repairs on all makes - Service on all brands - Accessories - Free cleaning on all brands - specializing in Digital Hearing Aids for nerve deafness. "ASK the man who wears hearing aids"
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dr. Mark Montgomery, MD, FACS
(239) 494-4197
9240 Bonita Beach Rd Ste 1106
Bonita Springs, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,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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