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Cochlear Implants Watertown NY

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Watertown Audiology, PC
(315) 836-4561
53-59 Public Sq Fl 2
Watertown, NY
Services
We specialize in the study of:Normal and impaired hearingPrevention of hearing lossIdentification and assessment of hearing and balance issuesRehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Port Washington Hearing Center
(516) 858-2141
191 Main St
Port Washington, NY
Services
Audiological evaluationHearing aid evaluation; dispensing of hearing aids; reprogramming of existing aids; repair of aidsAuditory rehabilitationCentral auditory evaluationVideonystagmography (at another location)
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Center For Hearing and Communication
(917) 267-2717
50 Broadway Fl 6
New York, NY
Services
CHC meets all your hearing and communication needs through professional services that provide the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field. Audiology:State-of-the-art hearing testing and hearing aid fitting, special expertise in evaluating and providing hearing aids to very young infants and children, free hearing screenings, tinnitus therapy, Mobile Hearing Test Unit, assistive devices training and more.Otology:Board Certified ENT Phy
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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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Watertown Hearing Center
(315) 836-4699
200 Mullin St Sherman-Mullin Bldg Suite 101
Watertown, NY
Services
We offer a wide range of products and services including Delta Hearing devices.Click Here to vist www.my-delta.comProducts & Services:Diagnostic TestingDigital Hearing AidsFittingsFree Hearing ScreeningHearing Aid BatteriesHearing Aid EvaluationSpecialties:Hearing ScreeningHome FittingDigital Technology
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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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Long Island Audiology P.C.
(516) 665-1736
195 N Village Ave Ste 1
Rockville Centre, NY
Services
Upon completion of testing, a detailed explanation of all the test findings or diagnosis is discussed with the patient and family member(s).Our Board Certified Doctors of Audiology use state-of-the-art technology to address your individual hearing needs, special and difficult included. We are experts in hard-to-fit cases.Long Island Audiology specializes in fitting all types of hearing aids. Want to know more about hearing and hearing loss? Never worn a hearing aid? Dissatisfied with your curren
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SundayClosed
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Watertown Hearing Center
(315) 836-4699
200 Mullin St Sherman-Mullin Bldg Suite 101
Watertown, NY
Services
We offer a wide range of products and services including Delta Hearing devices.Click Here to vist www.my-delta.comProducts & Services:Diagnostic TestingDigital Hearing AidsFittingsFree Hearing ScreeningHearing Aid BatteriesHearing Aid EvaluationSpecialties:Hearing ScreeningHome FittingDigital Technology
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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R I T NTID
(888) 804-0254
52 Lomb Memorial Dr LBJ/3130
Rochester, NY
Services
DAS provides interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning (C-print) services to the RIT community so that all members can enjoy full access to communication.Access services enable more than 650 deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students to register and fully participate in roughly 23,000 credit hours annually in more than 200 highly competitive academic programs. Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students alike use access services to communicate with each other in a variety of extra-curricular
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Franziska Racker Centers Inc.
(607) 216-4147
1001 W Seneca St Ste 100
Ithaca, NY
Services
Audiology ClinicAutism TrainingEarly Childhood ServicesSchool Age ServicesAdult ServicesResources for Family
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,ThursdayClosed ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Center For Better Hearing
(518) 638-4171
318 Ridge St
Glens Falls, NY
Services
General Hearing Care * Diagnostic hearing evaluations for children and adults * Middle ear evaluations * Tinnitus evaluation and management * Assistive devices including amplified phones, TV listeners * Custom earmolds for hearing aids, swimmers, and for cellular phones, ipods, professional sound monitors * Custom hearing protection for sportsmen and musicians * Hearing loss counseling and educational programsHearing Aid Services * Hearing aid evaluations, selection, and
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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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Watertown Audiology, PC
(315) 836-4561
53-59 Public Sq Fl 2
Watertown, NY
Services
We specialize in the study of:Normal and impaired hearingPrevention of hearing lossIdentification and assessment of hearing and balance issuesRehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen 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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