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and other ear conditions such as tinnitus, Meniere’s disease and hyperacusis. Information on causes of hearing loss. Assistive devices for hearing impaired people.

Phantom Sound Specialists Brockton MA

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Brockton. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to audiologists, ENT doctors, hearing tests, ear specialists, hearing aids and devices, and hearing loss communication, as well as advice and content on hearing impairment treatments and resources.

Tobias And Batite
(508) 436-2122
1 Pearl St Ste 1900
Brockton, MA
Services
Tobias & Battite offers both in-house and factory repairs for all makes and models of hearing aids including Beltone and Miracle Ear. In-house repair services include:Re-tubing of earmoldsVacuum cleaning of microphone and receiver portsDehumidification of instrumentRepair of cracks in instrument shell/caseConversion of earmolds to CFA configurationReplacement of tone hooks, volume wheel and control coversHome VisitsFor your convenience, home visits are available within the Boston Metro area
Hours
SundayClosed
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Advanced Hearing Care Inc.
(508) 232-6147
1324 Belmont St
Brockton, MA
Services
Our goals are to properly diagnose the type and severity of your hearing loss, and to recommend the best solution for you, given your daily needs, activities, and life style. Should you require a hearing aid, we can fit you right here in the office. Our service is personal and customized.
Hours
SundayClosed
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Mass Eye & Ear Infirmary
(617) 274-8093
1 Compass Way
East Bridgewater, MA
Services
Our services range from routine checkups to treatment and surgery for highly complex conditions
Hours
SundayClosed
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Quality Hearing Aid Service
(508) 202-4947
12 Quill Cir
Randolph, MA
Services
Canal Hearing AidsCustom All-in-the-Ear AidsBehind-the-Ear & BodyHearing AidsBatteriesEar Molds Repairs30-Day Trial PeriodSenior Citizen DiscountNo Interest Payment Plans
Hours
SundayClosed
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MASS Audiology & Hearing Aid
(508) 802-4193
407 Route 44
Raynham, MA
Services
There are four common styles of hearing instruments. All four help with mild to moderate losses, but if your loss is more severe, choices can be limited. While size is the most obvious difference, each style has differentattributes that are important to consider.Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are the largest models and can house a variety of circuit options and amplify sounds to a greater degree than most custom models. BTEs rest behind the ear and sound is sent to the ear canal via th
Hours
SundayClosed
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Mass Audiolgoy
(508) 436-2127
165 Westgate Dr
Brockton, MA
Services
There are four common styles of hearing instruments. All four help with mild to moderate losses, but if your loss is more severe, choices can be limited. While size is the most obvious difference, each style has differentattributes that are important to consider.Behind-The-Ear (BTE) hearing instruments are the largest models and can house a variety of circuit options and amplify sounds to a greater degree than most custom models. BTEs rest behind the ear and sound is sent to the ear canal via th
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 AM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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E N T Specialists, Inc.
(508) 436-2118
35 Pearl St Ste 200
Brockton, MA
Services
Our board certified physicians and licensed audiologists will help diagnose and treat your hearing and balance problems. We offer comprehensive audiologic services to help diagnosis hearing loss in all age groups, from infants to the elderly. In addition we are uniquely qualified to discuss the full range of options to help improve your hearing, from hearing aids to ear surgery.We also offer detailed balance testing to help diagnosis and treat your balance and dizziness problems.
Hours
SundayClosed
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South Shore Hearing Center
(781) 347-1140
541 Main St PO Box 134
Weymouth, MA
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 07:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM by Appointment
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Hearing Care Center
(781) 318-3069
450 N Main St
Sharon, MA
Services
Hearing loss is a health issueSome people think hearing loss is a mechanical problem. Hearing less these days? Buy an electronic marvel and fix it. The fact is, hearing loss -- like vision impairment or physical disability -- is a health problem. There are dozens of possible causes, a wide variety of symptoms and variations, and an assortment of side effects and emotional impacts. And for each unique combination of causes, symptoms, variations, side effects and emotional impacts, a unique combin
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Harvard Vanguard
(617) 934-4752
1250 Hancock St President''s Place - S Tower
Quincy, MA
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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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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