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Cochlear Implants Paterson NJ

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Ahrens Hearing Aid Center
(201) 693-4176
23-13 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ
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We provide complete hearing healthcare services ranging from full audiometric testing to the fitting and servicing of today''s new digital technology and everything in between.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Egon Kot Optical
(973) 542-2015
453 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Wayne Hearing Aid Center
(862) 377-6068
1581 State Route 23
Wayne, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Northern Jersey ENT Associates/Audiology
(201) 425-1134
44 Godwin Ave Ste 300
Midland Park, NJ
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Medical and Surgical Care for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Balance, Facial PlasticsHearing Evaluation Hearing Instruments (Hearing Aids)Tinnitus Treatment
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Center of New Jersey
(973) 542-2064
115 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ
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joined North Jersey Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in Belleville, New Jersey where he practiced for three years. Featured in an article in Today Magazine of St. Barnabas Health Care System in 2001, Dr. Youssef pioneered CT /image-guided sinus surgery at Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville, making endoscopic sinus surgery safer and more accurate. In 2003, he introduced coblation tonsillectomy at his affiliated hospitals reducing postoperative pain in children and adults, thereby shortening recove
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Michael Giglio, M.D.
(888) 696-0051
623 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ
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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 - 08:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Granville Brady Jr. Au.D
(973) 542-2070
1135 Clifton Ave Ste 101
Clifton, NJ
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Ent And Allergy Associates
(973) 557-4579
1211 Hamburg Tpke Ste 205
Wayne, NJ
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Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Saturday08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Ent Office Of Edward Sarti M.D
(201) 643-7967
47 Orient Way
Rutherford, NJ
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Hackensack Audiology
(888) 804-2025
20 Prospect Ave Ste 808
Hackensack, NJ
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AdmissionsAllergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders, The Center forAmbulatory Surgery, The Center forAnesthesiologyAnticoagulation ServiceAnxiety DisordersAudiologyBariatric Rehabilitation ProgramBariatric SurgeryBloodless MedicineBreast Care, The Betty Torricelli Institute forBreath & Lung InstituteBreast OncologyBreast SurgeryCancer Center, TheCardiacHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy CenterChildren''s Hospital, The Joseph M. SanzariClinical Virology Cochlear Implant ProgramColon Cancer Prevention CenterC
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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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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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