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Cochlear Implants Greeley CO

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All About Hearing
(970) 744-4830
3820 Grant Ave
Loveland, CO
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CHANGE TEXT SIZE »Products & Services We offer the largest selection of styles and manufacturers, personalized care and the best pricing in Skagit and Island counties. There never has been a better time to... “Hear What You’ve Been Missing. Open Fit HearingInstruments have completely revolutionized the hearing industry by actually making people want to wear hearing aids! They feel light, you hear clearly, it’s that simple!Try them at home, at the office,at your place of
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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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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-1345
3701 S Clarkson St Ste 100
Englewood, CO
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Our expert staff of Audiologists at Hearing Rehab Center provide hearing healthcare services. These include Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
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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 - 02:30 PM
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Lakewood Hearing & Speech
(303) 731-2141
3110 S Wadsworth Blvd Ste 107
Denver, CO
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Our Services: We provide services that are specifically tailored to your hearing needs. Our comprehensive hearing assessments to allow us to provide you with a hearing product that is customized meet your hearing needs. We work with you to find the best hearing healthcare products within your budget.Assistive Listening Devices and FM Systems: We provide information and guidance on use of assistive listening devices, such as amplified telephones, FM transmitter systems, and infrared systems. Thes
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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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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 731-2730
9894 Rosemont Ave Ste 104
Lone Tree, CO
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Receiver-In-the-Ear (RITE) hearing devices are the most unobtrusive type of hearing instrument currently available. This style keeps the ear canal open to reduce any plugged-up sensation. The appropriateness of these hearing devices is limited based on the degree of hearing loss.The Completely-In-The-Canal (CIC) hearing instrument is almost invisible. If cosmetic appeal is important, many have found this to be the best device for them. The appropriateness of this style hearing instrument is limi
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Hearing Rehabilitation Center
(303) 835-3598
11654 Huron St Ste 110
Northglenn, CO
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Hearing Testing, Dispensing of Digital Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Checks & Servicing and Assistive Listening Devices.
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Hearing Rehab Center Inc
(970) 744-4491
2980 Ginnala Dr Unit 102
Loveland, CO
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As Audiologists, our job is to help people hear better, not to just sell them a product. It is important for a person with a hearing loss to understand their hearing loss and be educated on their options. We feel that through education, we can spread the word that it is okay to wear hearing aids and that when properly fit, hearing aids really DO work!! Technology is only as good as the person operating it. All of our Audiologists and hearing professionals are thoroughly trained on the latest hea
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Community Hearing Center, inc.
(888) 632-4178
1186 Graves Ave Unit B
Estes Park, CO
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Hearing testing, Hearing aids sales, Hearing aid repairs, Hearing aid programming, Custom earmolds, Noise protection, Noise surveys, Musician Earmolds, Motorcycle ear protection, Communication earmolds, Vertigo diagnosis, BPPV treatment.We specialize in Ear wax Removal. We do have batteries.
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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 ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Southwest Hearing Services
(970) 497-1742
816 S 5th St
Montrose, CO
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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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Columbine Audiology Hearing
(970) 425-4328
108 Delmar St
Sterling, CO
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Family Hearing Center
(303) 731-2529
2770 Arapahoe Rd
Lafayette, CO
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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