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Cochlear Implants Los Angeles CA

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Seeday Hearing Aid Center
(213) 674-4808
1058 S Vermont Ave Ste 101
Los Angeles, CA
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Hearing Aid Service
(323) 284-2419
7083 Hollywood Blvd Ste 302
Hollywood, CA
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SoCal Hearing & Balance
(310) 651-6278
8500 Wilshire Blvd Ste 103
Beverly Hills, CA
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Audiological EvaluationCompleted in a specially treated sound booth with reliable, well-maintained calibrated equipment which determines hearing ability for all age groups.Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear functionOtoacoustic EmissionsObjective measure of outer hall cell function utilized with newborns, pediatrics, auditory processing, and tinnitus evaluationsTinnitus EvaluationsTinnitus is a symptom people usually describe as a ''noise in their ear(s) whether
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UCLA Medical Center
(310) 694-5032
200 Medical Plz Ste 540
Los Angeles, CA
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Bruin OnLine (email, internet, personal web pages) Community Housing Office Document & Bulk Mail Services Events & Ticketing Mail, Messenger & Distribution Services Recreation Memberships The UCLA Faculty Center (open to some non-academic staff) UCLA Extension Classes 25% Discount (info and form in PDF format) University Credit Union
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Love Hearing Services Inc
(626) 470-6655
11 W Del Mar Blvd Ste 101
Pasadena, CA
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LAENT Hearing Health LLC
(213) 281-9152
1245 Wilshire Blvd Ste 603
Los Angeles, CA
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As one of Los Angeles'' oldest and largest medical offices specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of the ear, nose and throat (otolaryngology), it is our mission to provide the highest standard of specialty medical care in a personal, caring manner. Our practice specializes in: * Head and neck surgery * Audiology (hearing and balance testing) * Hearing aids and hearing protection * Endoscopic evaluations of the sinuses, nose, throat and larynx, with documentation via photographs
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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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The Towers Audiology Center
(310) 746-5232
8631 W 3rd St Ste 312
Los Angeles, CA
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Hearing Aid Sales & ServiceWe offer a wide selection of hearing aids, from a variety of manufacturers-including the Lyric! We strive to always keep up with new technological advancements, so that we can offer our patients the best hearing solutions available. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs according to your lifestyle, personality, and bugdet.If you ever need a repair,we can get your hearing aid repaired quickly at a reasonable cost and give you
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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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American Hearing And Balance
(310) 256-2718
6229 W 87th St
Los Angeles, CA
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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 ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
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Western Audiology
(626) 470-6651
1505 Wilson Ter Ste 270
Glendale, CA
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Hearing Assessment Balance Disorders Tinnitus Treatment Hearing conservation Assistive Listening Devices Musicians Monitors Custom Ear Protection
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Burbank Hearing Clinic
(818) 237-4529
127 N San Fernando Blvd
Burbank, CA
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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 ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:00 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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