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Phantom Sound Specialists Danbury CT

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Danbury. 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.

Advanced Ear Nose and Throat
(203) 364-5069
107 Newtown Rd Ste 2A
Danbury, CT
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Anne H. Lynn M.S.
(203) 364-5614
1 Shadow Ridge Cir
Newtown, CT
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Aid Specialists of CT
(860) 946-4714
3 Church St
New Milford, CT
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Comprehensive hearing evaluations by our team of , Hearing Care Professionals which included a Certified Audiologist,Audioprosthologist and Board Certified Hearing Inst. Specialist.Hearing hearing aid sales which include risk-free trials of all leading Mfg avail. All makes and models serviced. A full-time, full service hearing center with house calls available to the homebound.Same day appointments available for emergencies
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,WednesdayClosed ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Sound ENT LLC
(203) 816-6474
965 White Plains Rd
Trumbull, CT
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,ThursdayClosed ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Richard A. Levin, M.D.
(203) 844-0497
1305 Post Rd Ste 302
Fairfield, CT
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In additional to treating ear, nose and throat disorders, ENT of Fairfield also specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. This includes cosmetic surgery of the face and neck (facelifts and rhinoplasty), non-invasive cosmetic treatments such as Botox Cosmetic®, wrinkle fillers and laser treatments and reconstructive surgery for trauma. Our board certified pediatric and adult allergist offers allergy testing and treatment as well as asthma care and immunology evaluation. We
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Litchfield County Hearing Aids
(860) 946-4343
113 Hoyts Hill
Bethel, CT
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You can''t really know how much hearing aids will help you until you''ve worn them for a while. To help you decide whether hearing aids are right for your lifestyle, we offer a no-risk 30-day free trial. We don''t charge any hidden fees (fitting fees, restocking fees, service fees, custom mold fees, or other malarkey fees). The 30-day trial is absolutely free.Complete Hearing Health Care(c)All hearing aids are sold with a complete package of care. This includes batteries for the life of the hear
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,Thursday01:00 PM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(845) 363-4123
670 Stoneleigh Ave Ste 665
Carmel, NY
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Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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Hearing Aid Specialists of CT
(203) 364-5068
1449 Old Waterbury Rd Ste 303
Southbury, CT
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Comprehensive hearing evaluations by our team of , Hearing Care Professionals which included a Certified Audiologist,Audioprosthologist and Board Certified Hearing Inst. Specialist.Hearing hearing aid sales which include risk-free trials of all leading Mfg avail. All makes and models serviced. A full-time, full service hearing center with house calls available to the homebound.Same day appointments available for emergencies
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Robert L Weiss M.D.
(888) 429-0358
761 Main Ave Suite 101
Norwalk, CT
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New England Hearing Solutions
(203) 349-8108
830 Post Rd E Ste G1
Westport, CT
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At New England Hearing Solutions, we''ll give you one of the most comprehensive evaluations you will ever have. This is done to ensure the most accurate assessment possible. Some of our advanced testing methods include:Audiometric Test of Frequency Specific SensitivitySpeech Reception Test to pinpoint the lowest volume at which you can identify wordsWord Recognition Test to evaluate your hearing clarity for speechLoudness Tests to determine the range of sounds most comfortable to youOnce we comp
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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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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