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Phantom Sound Specialists Casper WY

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Casper. 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.

Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Sheridan Ear Nose And Throat
(307) 461-4050
330 W Dow St
Sheridan, WY
Services
An Otolaryngologist (pronounced oh-toe-lahr-uhn-GOLL-oh-gist) is a physician and surgeon who cares for problems of the ears, nose and throat, and for other associated diseases of the head and neck. Dr. Bateman is a board-certified otolaryngologist, which means he is an expert whose advanced training can help you manage problems of the head and neck.Here is a partial listing of conditions we treat and services our clinic provides: Ears:Hearing aidsFull hearing testing & audiology servicesEar vent
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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High Country Hearing Center
(307) 335-3129
125 Main St
Lander, WY
Services
Audiometric TestingIndustrial TestingCustom Hearing ProtectionHearing Aid sales and Service
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Johnson County Healthcare Center, Audiology
(307) 278-6433
497 W Lott St Attn: Audiology
Buffalo, WY
Services
Diagnostic hearing testing for children and adultsHearing aid fitting and repairsHearing conservationTinnitus assessment
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Wyoming Otolaryngology
(307) 462-0992
6500 E 2nd Street Ste 101
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Mountain View Audiology LLC
(307) 462-4823
301 S Fenway St Ste 203
Casper, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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St. John''s Medical Center
(307) 200-4983
555 East Broadway Suite 224
Jackson, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Wyoming Hearing Clinic, LLC
(307) 459-4523
5320 Education Dr
Cheyenne, WY
Hours
SundayClosed
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Vigneri Robert A MD
(307) 577-4200
Casper, WY
 

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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