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Phantom Sound Specialists Bossier City LA

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The Ear Nose & Throat Center
(318) 309-4309
2121 Line Ave
Shreveport, LA
Hours
SundayClosed
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Audiological Services
(318) 775-0349
1455 East Bert Kouns
Shreveport, LA
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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound Minds
(318) 221-1090
1800 texas Ave
Shreveport, LA
Specialty
Automation systems, Theaters, Security-cctv.

Audiology Group LLC
(225) 304-0018
10537 Kentshire Ct Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
Services
We provide services for all age groups. Our testing and services include, but are not limited to: Hearing Testing, Middle Ear Testing, Auditory Processing Testing, Hearing Aids, Hearing Aid Repairs, Hearing Aid Accessories, Noise Protection, Earmolds, Earplugs, Industrial Hearing Testing, Off site Hearing Screenings, Educational Seminars, Product Demonstrations. We carry a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and needs. Please call or stop by for more information on products, cu
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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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Southern ENT Associates, Inc
(888) 484-6309
604 N Acadia Rd Ste 101
Thibodaux, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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LSU Health Sciences Center
(318) 309-4308
1541 Kings Highway
Shreveport, LA
Services
Management of pre-award, sponsored project activity. This includes evaluation and routing for signatures all grant applications, research agreements, and clinical trial agreements. Management of the Institutional Review Board (IRB) which provides oversight for the protection of human subjects used in research.Management of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) which provides oversight for the welfare of animals used in research
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 AM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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LSU Health Sciences Center
(318) 938-2054
3735 Blair Dr
Shreveport, LA
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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Creel Hearing Center
(504) 265-1480
3330 Lake Villa Dr Ste 100
Metairie, LA
Services
Hearing Evaluations Pediatric/Newborn Audiology Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Balance Assessment Tinnitus Evaluation Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation
Hours
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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Alexandria Hearing Aid Center
(318) 277-2013
1429 Peterman Dr
Alexandria, LA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Acadiana Otolaryngology Associates
(337) 447-4162
1270 Attakapas Dr Ste 201
Opelousas, LA
Services
•Complete hearing evaluation for adults and children •Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR) testing for adults and children •Electronystagmography (ENG) testing •Otoacoustic Emissions testing •Universal neonatal hearing screening program •Auditory rehabilitation •Hearing aid counseling •Hearing protection devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Musical Ear Syndrome

Answers to Your Questions about Hearing Loss Issues  

by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.

A man recently wrote:

Thank you for your research into Musical Ear Syndrome (MES). Also, thank you for your website postings on the subject, and for your book “Phantom Voices, Ethereal Music & Other Spooky Sounds”. My condition is similar to other people that you describe, but there are a few differences. And more importantly, I want to tell you how I have nearly cured myself of MES.

I have had MES for about 11.5 years. I am 53 and in otherwise good health. I am not hard of hearing. However, all my adult life, I have been acutely sensitive to noise when trying to sleep. I run a fan at night to block out noise when sleeping. I played clarinet & violin in school, but played nothing as an adult. I enjoyed classical and rock music as an adult, until the onset of MES.

I cannot pinpoint the exact onset of MES, but my best estimate is August 1996. Living in an apartment, I thought that neighbors were playing music all night. At first, I only heard the music while trying to sleep. Back then I also heard radio & TV sounds. I could hear a voice (sometimes dialog), tones of voice, and content (beer commercials, radio comedy, nature programs, etc.), but I could never quite make out the words. Eventually, I only heard music.

I approached neighbors, asking them to turn down their music. Naturally, they denied that they were playing music. Eventually, I started hearing music during daylight hours. It was so real I firmly felt that the music was external—that it was coming from the outside, not from within me. I would walk through my neighborhood, trying to find the source of the music. For the first three months or so, I insisted that the music was external to me.

By November 1996, I was starting to break down. The music was so loud and intrusive, that it prevented me from sleeping. I could only get 1 to 2 hours of sleep per night. I could not concentrate, eat, or sleep. My time-horizon contracted to simply getting through the day. The music nearly killed me through sleep deprivation.

There was one odd correlate to the music. It would increase in volume whenever background white noise increased in volume. This puzzled me greatly, because I was accustomed to masking intrusive noise with white noise. But white noise just made the problem worse.

The only way that I could convince myself that the music was in my head, and not external, was to leave the city. A friend and I took a road trip. When the music remained unchanged, I realized that this was a hallucination—something in my brain.

I started going to neurologists and psychiatrists in December 1996. If nothing else, I had to get sleep, or I would die. In all, I saw 3 neurologists...

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