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Cochlear Implants Irving TX

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Audacious Audibility
(972) 893-1972
400 W LBJ Fwy Ste 360 Ste 360
Irving, TX
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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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Jones Audiology And Hearing
(817) 918-4155
316 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX
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Anderson Optical and Hearing aid Co
(817) 803-4689
1850 Central Dr Ste D
Bedford, TX
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Hearing/Audiologic EvaluationsIf you have concerns about your hearing, call us today for an appointment to have a hearing evaluation.Hearing Aidtechnology, power, features, size and style. On-site fitting is done using the industries most advanced systems.Repair of Hearing AidsRepairs of all makes and models of hearing aids are performed at the clinic or at the manufacturer labs. We will do our best to repair in-clinic when possible.BatteriesAnderson Hearing Aid and Audiology provides only the h
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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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,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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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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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Heard It Through The
(817) 778-8861
2200 Pool Rd Ste 102
Grapevine, TX
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Types of Services•Comprehensive Audiological Evaluation•Hearing Aid Exam & Selections•Hearing Aid Repairs•Custom Earmold Protection•Auditory Processing Screenings•Assistive Listening Device Consultations
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 AM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Charles R. Chung MD PA
(817) 803-4039
1850 Central Dr Ste B
Bedford, TX
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Anderson Hearing Aid and Audiology Services offers a full range of Audiological and Hearing Instrument services. We work with third party providers such as Veteran Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Worker''s Compensation Board (WCB), Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB), Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), and more. Services are provided for both children (age 6+) and adults.
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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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Kos Danchak Audiology
(817) 983-7932
101 W Randol Mill Rd Ste 100
Arlington, TX
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* Full audiological evaluations (includes air, bone, and speech testing)* Earwax removal* Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, rehabilitation, and counseling* Complete line of hearing aids from a wide variety of manufacturers and technologies* In-house and manufacturer repairs* Hearing aid accessories* Extended product warranties * Assistive listening devices* Amplified telephones (STAP applications included)* Custom earmolds for hearing aids, swimming, noise protection, musicians, and teleco
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SundayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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David M. Chihal MD
(972) 535-6667
4325 N Josey Ln Plaza 3 Suite 101 # N
Carrollton, TX
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ServicesChihal ENT Associates PA provides a variety of ear, nose and throat services for adults and children. Technically an ENT physician is called an otolaryngologist. Drs. Chihal and Bryan studied for five years after completing medical school to become specialty trained in diagnosing and managing diseases of the sinuses, nose, ears, larynx (voice box), thyroid, oral cavity, mouth and throat as well as structures of the neck and face. Specific areas of expertise include:Ears and HearingIn add
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen 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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