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Cochlear Implants Pensacola FL

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Michael V Riesberg MD
(850) 304-0058
4900 North Davis Hgwy Ste 1
Pensacola, FL
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Causes/Symptoms of Voice DisordersTypes of Voice DisordersDiagnosing a Voice DisorderTreatment OptionsSwallowing DisordersReflux DiseaseAudiologistTypes of Hearing LossHearing AidsBalance
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West Florida Med Ctr. Clinic
(850) 304-0057
8333 N Davis Hwy Po Box 11151
Pensacola, FL
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New Pt Form- KimuraLocated at Spanish Trail Medical Center, the Allergy and Immunology Department treats all allergic conditions, such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic urticaria, food allergy, atopic dermatitis and drug reactions.Allergic skin testing for inhalants, foods, penicillin, insulin and local anesthetics is available as well as pulmonary function testing for obstructive lung disease to determine if patients with questionable history and physical examination have asthma. Physicians
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Timko Hearing Care
(386) 868-3974
1050 W Granada Blvd Ste 3
Ormond Beach, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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A Better Hearing Inc
(239) 249-3032
1829 Tamiami Trail N
Naples, FL
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Sunday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Center For Hearing And
(954) 633-5806
2900 W Cypress Creek Rd
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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1,435,912 Floridians have a significant hearing loss. In Broward County the hard of hearing population approaches approximately 146,984 with an additional 8,375 categorized as Deaf. Hearing aids can offer dramatic improvement for around 95% of hearing losses.The effects of hearing loss are complex. Hearing impairment often causes or is clustered with medical, financial, physical and emotional complications, like anxiety and a sense of isolation. A communicative challenge such as hearing loss not
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HearingLife USA
(850) 637-8476
5147 N 9th Ave Ste 315
Pensacola, FL
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Hearing Aid Service Of Hardy,
(352) 702-9168
601 E Dixie Ave Plaza 901
Leesburg, FL
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About OtolaryngologyAllergiesBalanceEarsFacial Plastic SurgeryHead and Neck SurgeryHearingNoseSinusesSnoring and Sleep DisordersThroat, Voice, SwallowingThyroid / ParathyroidTobacco and CancerEn EspañolGeneral TopicsKids E.N.T. Health
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Gilliom Audiology, PA
(904) 746-4039
2051 Art Museum Dr Ste 130
Jacksonville, FL
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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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North Florida ENT
(904) 579-1012
2035 Professional Center Dr Ste A
Orange Park, FL
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Florida Hospital Rehab Center
(407) 378-4186
5165 Adanson St
Orlando, FL
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Welcome to Florida Hospital Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation! Our patients are our number one priority. We have a wide array of inpatient and outpatient programs, from neurological to pediatrics to audiology. Through a highly trained team of specialists, innovative technology and specifically designed treatment plans, the patient''s individual performance goal is attained. We pride ourselves on the ease of referral process and our ability to see patients as quickly as possible. Our one-on-one
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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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