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Cochlear Implants South Jordan UT

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Simmons Hearing Aid Service
(801) 438-3659
10852 Marsha Kaye Cir
Sandy, UT
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SundayClosed
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Audiology Associates
(801) 438-6256
1377 E 3900 S Ste 201
Salt Lake City, UT
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Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.
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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
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Audiology Associates
(801) 438-3346
370 E South Temple Ste 150
Salt Lake City, UT
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Our expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.Diagnostic TestingIf a hearing loss i
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SundayClosed ,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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Logan Regional Hospital
(435) 213-1967
1400 N 500 E
Logan, UT
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Intermountain Healthcare offers the largest, most comprehensive network of cancer facilities throughout Utah. Intermountain Healthcare uses advanced cancer treatment techniques and technologies combined with caring, highly trained cancer specialists. The result is medical outcomes which are significantly better than the national average.
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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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Timpanogos Audiology Inc
(801) 770-4362
321 E 300 N
American Fork, UT
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DIAGNOSTIC HEARING EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATIONSHEARING AID ADJUSTMENTSHEARING AID REPAIRSREAL EAR MEASUREMENTSCERUMEN (EARWAX) MANAGEMENT AND REMOVALAURAL REHABILITATIONOTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONSMIDDLE EAR EVALUATIONSTINNITUS (RINGING EARS) TREATMENT
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Hearing Zone
(801) 438-3344
5642 S 900 E
Salt Lake City, UT
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At Hearing Zone we offer the best service and quality available, including: -Doctor of Audiology with 16 years experience!-The latest in Hearing Instrument Technology -Selection from the best hearing aid manufactures -60 day no-risk trial!-Pocketbook friendly prices and price matching-Service on all major brands of hearing aids -Accepts most insurance plans-Earwax removal-Re-tubing-Custom molds-Custom hearing protection-Well trained professional staff
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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Hearing Help Foundation
(801) 833-0580
3387 Los Altos St
Salt Lake City, UT
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Hearing Help Foundation
(801) 833-0580
3387 Los Altos St
Salt Lake City, UT
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Simmons Hearing Aid Service
(801) 438-3659
10852 Marsha Kaye Cir
Sandy, UT
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Mountain West E N T
(801) 682-4425
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 310
Bountiful, UT
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen 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 ,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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