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Cochlear Implants San Antonio TX

Local resource for Cochlear Implants in San Antonio, TX. Includes detailed information on local businesses that give access to hospitals, hearing specialists, hearing centers as well as information on audiologist and content on hearing loss.

San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 446-3509
8003 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX
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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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Alberto T. Fernandez, M.D.
(210) 446-3462
343 W Houston St Ste 409
San Antonio, TX
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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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Alamo Hearing Aid And
(210) 446-3406
7400 Louis Pasteur Dr Ste 102
San Antonio, TX
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Acoustic ImmittanceComputerized, objective measurement of middle ear and its structures.Audiological EvaluationCompleted in a specially treated sound room with reliable, well-maintained equipment which determines hearing ability for pure tones and speech.Ear Wax RemovalSkillfully and carefully removed by trained audiologist using hand-held otoscope which provides sufficient light and magnification.Hearing Aid Cleaning/RepairHearing aid cleaning and repair is available in our office.Hearing Aid E
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San Antonio Hearing Center
(210) 428-6773
8600 Wurzbach Rd Ste 500
San Antonio, TX
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 428-6620
510 Med Ct Ste 203
San Antonio, TX
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Hearing Tests: * Hearing Screenings * Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations * Tympanometry * Acoustic Reflex * Tone Decay * Evoked Otoacoustic Emissions Tinnitus & Hyperacousis Tests: * Loudness and Pitch Matching * Minimum Masking Levels * Residual Inhibition * Loudness Discomfort Levels Audiological EvaluationsAmong the many diagnostic tests offered at the center are audiograms for determining basic hearing ability and word recognition, middle ear analysis for evaluat
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The Harry Jersig Center
(210) 428-6745
411 Sw 24th St
San Antonio, TX
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Our Lady of the Lake University offers an innovative slate of majors and degrees unlike any you’re likely to encounter elsewhere. Because of our location and deep Hispanic roots, we’ve designed programs that not only speak to your intellectual and professional needs, but also to our regional workforce requirements. OLLU offers the following compelling choices: • 33 bachelor’s degrees, 14 master’s degrees and two doctoral degree programs with unique areas of study, i
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University Hospital
(210) 775-6753
4502 Medical Dr
San Antonio, TX
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Ear Medical Group
(210) 787-4409
21 Spurs Ln Ste 100
San Antonio, TX
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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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San Antonio Hearing Centers
(210) 807-6022
12413 Judson Rd Ste 200
Live Oak, TX
Services
We provide advanced and comprehensive testing and high technology hearing aid dispensing. We are excited about our rapid growth in the San Antonio Texas area and our website is being refined in tune with our changes.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Hill Country Hearing, LLC
(830) 443-4172
124 E Bandera Rd Ste 201
Boerne, TX
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Audiologic Assessment, Immittance, Programmable Hearing Aids, Digital Hearing Aids Pediatric and Adult, Assistive Listening Devices, Aural Rehabilitation, Hearing Conservation Program, OAE teting, Musicians Ear Plugs, Ear Monitors, Swim Plugs, Noise Suppression Plugs, Industrial Audiology Programs, Wax Removal, Speech, Language Screenings and follow-up.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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