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Cochlear Implants Norman OK

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Oklahoma Hearing Center
(405) 253-0096
3650 W Rock Creek Road
Norman, OK
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Our ServicesWe provide hearing health care to all age groups. We devote our time to the diseases of the ear. This may cover the areas known as the external ear, the middle ear, the inner ear, and the hearing and balance nerves of the ear. This includes testing, diagnosing and treating hearing problems. Common ear problems include children''s ear fluid &/or ear infections, tinnitus (noise in your ears), hearing loss, abnormal inner ear balance, ear wax, hole in the ear drum, hearing evaluatio
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SundayClosed
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OUHSC
(405) 562-6305
825 Ne 10th St Ste 4200
Oklahoma City, OK
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SundayClosed
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St. Anthony Audiology Clinic
(405) 562-6301
608 Nw 9th St Ste 5100
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diagnostic Hearing Testing; Hearing Aids; Cochlear Implant Mapping; Vestibular Testing
Hours
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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Richard B. Dawson MD & Assoc.
(405) 562-6386
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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W. Robert Howard, M.D.
(580) 749-5108
400 Fairview Ave Ste 16
Ponca City, OK
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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 - 10:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Richard B. Dawson MD & Assoc.
(405) 562-6386
4805 S Western Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Advanced ENT
(405) 622-3790
1201 S Douglas Blvd Ste L
Midwest City, OK
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comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations and hearing aid fittings
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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 ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Eastern Oklahoma E N T Inc.
(918) 347-6047
5020 E 68th St
Tulsa, OK
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:30 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dr. Traci Wilkerson Au. D
(918) 913-4440
3312 W Okmulgee St
Muskogee, OK
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SundayClosed
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Advanced ENT
(405) 622-3790
1201 S Douglas Blvd Ste L
Midwest City, OK
Services
comprehensive adult and pediatric evaluations and hearing aid fittings
Hours
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 ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 01:00 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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