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Phantom Sound Specialists Eagle River AK

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Eagle River. 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.

Anchorage Audiology Clinic
(888) 857-2903
3730 Rhone Cir Ste 104
Anchorage, AK
Services
Diagnostic EvaluationsHearing Aid EvaluationsHearing Aid Fittings, Repairs, Service and SuppliesCustome Earmolds, Swim Plugs, Hearing Protection
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
Payment
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Northern Hearing Services Inc
(888) 365-7025
4200 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302
Anchorage, AK
Services
Hearing Screening: A quick check to determine if a hearing loss may be present.Hearing Tests: A hearing test for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid.Audiological Evaluation: An evaluation of your hearing and auditory system to determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss. This includes not the hearing test but: * History: Any conditions at birth or since that may have an impact, workplace, military, or other noise exposure, medications prescribed by another health provider, past surg
Hours
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
Payment
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The Hearing Center
(888) 905-6463
9095 Glacier Hwy Ste 103
Juneau, AK
Services
We provide comprehensive hearing health-care services including hearing assessments, education, and hearing aid sales and service.
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
Payment
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Northern Hearing Services Inc
(888) 365-7025
4200 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 302
Anchorage, AK
Services
Hearing Screening: A quick check to determine if a hearing loss may be present.Hearing Tests: A hearing test for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid.Audiological Evaluation: An evaluation of your hearing and auditory system to determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss. This includes not the hearing test but: * History: Any conditions at birth or since that may have an impact, workplace, military, or other noise exposure, medications prescribed by another health provider, past surg
Hours
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
Payment
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Northern Hearing Services
(888) 838-5049
935 Westpoin Dr Ste 101
Wasilla, AK
Services
Hearing Screening: A quick check to determine if a hearing loss may be present.Hearing Tests: A hearing test for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid.Audiological Evaluation: An evaluation of your hearing and auditory system to determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss. This includes not the hearing test but:History: Any conditions at birth or since that may have an impact, workplace, military, or other noise exposure, medications prescribed by another health provider, past surgeries
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
Payment
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Alaska Speech & Hearing Clinic
(866) 422-7265
2401 E 42nd Street Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
Services
Speech / Language EvaluationHearing EvaluationSpeech TherapyCochlear Implant TherapyOccupational TherapyIndividual and Group TherapyFeeding TherapyAuditory Processing Disorders Asberger SyndromeAutism Cleft and Repaired PaletesDown SyndromeDelayed SpeechLanguage DisordersVoice Output Device Consults Voice Output Device TrainingDiagnostic hearing evaluationsHearing device evaluations and dispensingHearing device repair/serviceHearing Aid supplies including batteries Assistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
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Northern Hearing Services
(888) 838-5049
935 Westpoin Dr Ste 101
Wasilla, AK
Services
Hearing Screening: A quick check to determine if a hearing loss may be present.Hearing Tests: A hearing test for the purpose of fitting a hearing aid.Audiological Evaluation: An evaluation of your hearing and auditory system to determine the cause and extent of the hearing loss. This includes not the hearing test but:History: Any conditions at birth or since that may have an impact, workplace, military, or other noise exposure, medications prescribed by another health provider, past surgeries
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
Payment
Credit Cards,Cash,Check,Insurance

Anchorage Audiology Clinic
(888) 857-2903
3730 Rhone Cir Ste 104
Anchorage, AK
Services
Diagnostic EvaluationsHearing Aid EvaluationsHearing Aid Fittings, Repairs, Service and SuppliesCustome Earmolds, Swim Plugs, Hearing Protection
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
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Alaska Speech & Hearing Clinic
(866) 422-7265
2401 E 42nd Street Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
Services
Speech / Language EvaluationHearing EvaluationSpeech TherapyCochlear Implant TherapyOccupational TherapyIndividual and Group TherapyFeeding TherapyAuditory Processing Disorders Asberger SyndromeAutism Cleft and Repaired PaletesDown SyndromeDelayed SpeechLanguage DisordersVoice Output Device Consults Voice Output Device TrainingDiagnostic hearing evaluationsHearing device evaluations and dispensingHearing device repair/serviceHearing Aid supplies including batteries Assistive listening devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
Payment
Credit Cards,Visa,MasterCard,American Express,Discover,Cash,Check,Debit,Insurance

Brand Jeff MD PC
(907) 694-1457
11723 Old Glenn Hwy Ste 113
Eagle River, AK
 

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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