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Phantom Sound Specialists Garland TX

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Garland. 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.

James B. Maddox MD PA
(972) 468-8025
777 Walter Reed Blvd Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
We Offer Full Service for Your Ears and Hearing * Medical examination of your ears by a board-certified otolaryngologist (ear-nose-throat doctor) * Complete hearing evaluation by a Doctor of Audiology * Digital hearing aids * Full shell to completely-in-the-canal hearing aids available * Thirty (30) day trial period on all hearing aids * Extended repair warranties on all hearing aids * Loss and damage coverage on all hearing aids * Hearing aid batteries by mail at great p
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SundayClosed
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North Dallas ENT
(972) 468-8106
7150 N George Bush Hwy Ste 200
Garland, TX
Services
AdultBecause of the ear, nose and throat are closely related, a symptom in one place could be the result of a problem in another. We’ll take the time to carefully examine the source of your problem, then provide the most appropriate treatment. PediatricInfants and children experience ear, nose and throat problems that are unique to their young ages and require special equipment for hearing tests, a pediatric-trained anesthesiologist and dedicated operating rooms. Facial Plastic and Recons
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UT Southwestern Medical Center
(214) 731-7105
5323 Harry Hines Blvd Room G7.236
Dallas, TX
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North Texas Hearing Consultants
(214) 731-7078
8230 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 420
Dallas, TX
Services
Comprehensive Diagnostic Audiometric EvaluationsMiddle Ear Analysis Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions Vestibular Testing and TreatmentComplete Hearing Aid CareThis is an area where our practice truly shines. We take a lot of time upfront to determine exactly where you are having difficulties hearing and understanding. We then review the hearing solutions available to you and provide comprehensive counseling on what you can expect during the hearing aid fitting and each week after. The aud
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dallas Ear, Nose, & Throat
(214) 919-7015
9301 N Central Expressway Carrell Clinic Bldg -Ste 560
Dallas, TX
Services
diagnostic hearing evaluations, hearing aid consultations and dispensing, medical clearance for hearing aids, hearing aid repairs & service, assistive listening devices & amplified telephones, hearing protection for noise, hunter''s noise protection, musician''s monitors
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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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Calvert Hearing Care
(888) 473-2316
2645 Arapaho Rd Ste 121
Garland, TX
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ENT Consultants of N. Texas
(972) 468-8108
7150 N. George Bush Hwy Ste 202
Garland, TX
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White Rock ENT
(214) 506-1003
1130 Beachview St Ste 240
Dallas, TX
Services
The Audiology Center of Dallas at White Rock ENT offers comprehensive audiologic assessment and rehabilitation services that include: the latest digital amplification (hearing aids) and assistive communication devices (FM systems). Custom earmolds, including swim plugs (to keep moisture from entering the ear canal), and custom fit hearing protection (to help reduce damage when in a noisy environment)
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Texas Medical And Surgical
(214) 390-7944
8440 Walnut Hill Ln Ste 500
Dallas, TX
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ear, nose and throataudiologyobstetrics and gynecologypediatricsrheumatology
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UTD Callier Center
(888) 904-6215
811 Synergy Park Blvd
Richardson, TX
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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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