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Cochlear Implants Prescott AZ

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David A Holmes M A
(928) 458-5882
1125 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ
Hours
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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Arizona Otolaryngology
(602) 457-2121
2222 E Highland Ave Ste 204
Phoenix, AZ
Services
AOC’s experienced audiology staff provides diagnostic care and state-of-the-art hearing aid services at each of our five locations. Our audiologists work closely with the physicians which allows us to provide our patients with total hearing healthcare services. Because of this unique relationship, the audiologists often sub-specialize in different areas of the audiology field. These include:Comprehensive hearing evaluations for pediatrics and adultsHearing aid servicesAssistive hearing dev
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SundayClosed
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Valley ENT
(480) 374-5582
8752 E Via De Commercio Ste 1
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
CT scanners, Ultrasound, allergy testing, diagnostic audiology, and hearing aid products.
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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Desert Hearing Care
(480) 374-5591
4448 E Main St Ste 6
Mesa, AZ
Services
Audiological Services:Complete Hearing EvaluationsAudiometry - pure tone air & boneSpeech audiometry and speech in noise testingVideo Otoscopic Exams & Cerumen RemovalTympanometry - middle ear evaluations & medical referralsReal Ear MeasurementsHearing Instruments - All Major Brands, Styles and Technologies in All Price RangesVerification of Optimum Hearing CorrectionExclusive Peace Of Mind service planDigital Listening DemonstrationsAssistive Listening Devices - telephones, FM systems, TV Ears,
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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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Arizona Hearing and Balance
(480) 374-8105
225 S. Dobson Road
Chandler, AZ
Services
Acoustic Neuroma Tumors of the Skull Base Tumors of the Ear Chronic Ear Disease Facial Nerve Disorders Hearing Loss Balance Disorders Ménière’s Disease Cochlear Implants Otosclerosis Noise-induced Hearing Loss
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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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Krumbholz Hearing Center
(928) 458-5966
938 Black Dr
Prescott, AZ
Hours
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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Tri State Audiology
(928) 542-4817
1370 Ramar Rd Ste D
Bullhead City, AZ
Services
Diagnostic hearing evaluations, BAHA evaluations, cochlear implant evaluations and mapping. Comprehensive hearing instrument services for all manufacturers.75 day satisfaction guarantee.
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Mayo Clinic Arrowhead
(623) 239-4837
20199 N 75th Ave
Glendale, AZ
Hours
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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Sheila Fitzgerald, M.A.
(928) 328-1464
2451 S Avenue A Ste 1
Yuma, AZ
Hours
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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Audioear Hearing Aids and Audiology
(623) 207-8236
10404 W Coggins Dr Ste 110
Sun City, AZ
Services
We offer the widest range of hearing services including; an free interview, visual and diagnostic examinations, audiometric pure tone and bone conduction testing, speech evaluations to measure how well you understand conversation at different volumes and the potential of any treatments, treatment options including referral to physician for correctable problems via surgery and implants, specialized assistive device products on display to help with or without hearing aids. Trust and integrity are
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 06:00 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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