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Cochlear Implants Modesto CA

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Modesto Hearing Aid Center
(888) 904-0075
611 Scenic Dr Ste A
Modesto, CA
Services
A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technology * Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and pub
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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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Poseys Hearing Aid Center
(209) 322-4336
1313 L St
Modesto, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs. * State of the art technology with skilled professionals * Video Otoscopic ear inspection * Hearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devices * Hearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon) * Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectors * Cu
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Blakemore Center For Hearing
(866) 448-4013
2330 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
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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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Wesson Hearing Aid Center
(209) 680-4296
1079 Eucalyptus St Ste B
Manteca, CA
Services
Our Services Include Free Hearing Tests* and Consultations, no Charge follow-up office visits for the life of the hearing aids (based on orginal purchase), liberal trial adjustment period to guarantee satisfaction, free in-office demo of the latest Digital Hearing Aids, Satisfaction Guaranteed.We have 3 Convenient Locations :1079 Eucalyptus St., Suite B - Manteca, CA 95337209.823.2107530 West Eaton Ave., Suite A - Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.04661444 Main St., Suite D - Ripon, CA 95366209.824.0701"P
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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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Professional Hearing Assoc.
(858) 217-5545
15725 Pomerado Rd Ste 114
Poway, CA
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Central Valley Hearing Center
(888) 767-5057
1600 Sunrise Ave Ste 17
Modesto, CA
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Head & Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT Facial Surgery Center Sinus Surgery Sleep Disorders & Snoring Tinnitus Allergy Vertigo & Dizziness Thyroid Gland Hearing Loss Acid Reflux (GERD) (LPR) Parotid Gland Sore Throat Swallowing Disorders Cholesteatoma Bell''s Palsy Nosebleeds Mouth Sores Diagnostic Audiology About Audiology Diagnostic Audiogram Brainstem (ABR) (BAER) Audiology Staff Impedance Audiometry Otoacoustic Emmissions What is an Audiologist?
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Wesson Inc
(209) 275-1087
1444 W Main St Ste D
Ripon, CA
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Posey''s Hearing Aid Center
(888) 589-0735
1000 Delbon Ave Ste 7
Turlock, CA
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Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.State of the art technology with skilled professionalsVideo Otoscopic ear inspectionHearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devicesHearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon)Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectorsCustom emergency services personnel li
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,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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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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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
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Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
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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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