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Phantom Sound Specialists Grand Prairie TX

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Grand Prairie. 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.

Kos Danchak Audiology
(817) 983-7932
101 W Randol Mill Rd Ste 100
Arlington, TX
Services
* Full audiological evaluations (includes air, bone, and speech testing)* Earwax removal* Hearing aid evaluations, fittings, rehabilitation, and counseling* Complete line of hearing aids from a wide variety of manufacturers and technologies* In-house and manufacturer repairs* Hearing aid accessories* Extended product warranties * Assistive listening devices* Amplified telephones (STAP applications included)* Custom earmolds for hearing aids, swimming, noise protection, musicians, and teleco
Hours
SundayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Anderson Hearing Center
(817) 385-6811
910 N Davis Dr Ste 300
Arlington, TX
Hours
SundayClosed
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Charles R. Chung MD PA
(817) 803-4039
1850 Central Dr Ste B
Bedford, TX
Services
Anderson Hearing Aid and Audiology Services offers a full range of Audiological and Hearing Instrument services. We work with third party providers such as Veteran Affairs Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Worker''s Compensation Board (WCB), Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB), Alberta Aids to Daily Living (AADL), and more. Services are provided for both children (age 6+) and adults.
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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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Callier CTR F Communication D
(214) 483-1115
1966 Inwood Rd Attn: Audiology Dept
Dallas, TX
Services
ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:The UT Dallas Callier Center supports the nationally ranked academic programs in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences that prepare students to fill the need for qualified professionals in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology. Research and clinical education at the Callier Center are an integral part of the academic experiences provided to students interested in communicatively impaired populations.CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND DEAF EDUCATION:The Callier Child D
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment
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Hearing Solutions, Inc.
(972) 746-2190
2715 Bolton Boone Dr Ste C
Desoto, TX
Services
Hearing Screening Diagnostic Hearing Evaluations Hearing Aid Evaluations Hearing Aid Services Fitting Cleaning Repair Auditory Rehabilitation TherapyCustom EarmoldsHunters'' Earplugs Swim Plugs Repairs TympanometrySpeech Reading Classes Special Assistive EquipmentHearing Aid Battery ProgramsDigital Hearing AidsGN ReSound Oticon Phonak Siemens Starkey Widex And More
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MondayClosed ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Physician Hearing Aid Center
(817) 522-4324
409 Central Park Dr
Arlington, TX
Services
*Comprehensive and diagnostic hearing and balance evaluations for geratric, adult and pediatric patients.*Fitting and dispensing of wide-range of amplification, assistive/alerting and hearing protection devices.*Complete hearing health care*Participants in the STAP program
Hours
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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Audiology Experts
(817) 727-8628
1261 W. Green Oaks Blvd Suite 105
Arlington, TX
Services
*Complete audiological evaluations*Hearing aid evaluations and fittings with the latest in digital technology*Expert Hearing Care package included with purchase of devices from our office*Hearing aid supplies, batteries, and assistive listening devices*Custom ear molds, hearing protection, musician''s earplugs and swim plugs*Vendor for STAP (free amplified phone and accessories)
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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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Jones Audiology And Hearing
(817) 918-4155
316 Harwood Rd
Bedford, TX
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SundayClosed
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Anderson Optical and Hearing aid Co
(817) 803-4689
1850 Central Dr Ste D
Bedford, TX
Services
Hearing/Audiologic EvaluationsIf you have concerns about your hearing, call us today for an appointment to have a hearing evaluation.Hearing Aidtechnology, power, features, size and style. On-site fitting is done using the industries most advanced systems.Repair of Hearing AidsRepairs of all makes and models of hearing aids are performed at the clinic or at the manufacturer labs. We will do our best to repair in-clinic when possible.BatteriesAnderson Hearing Aid and Audiology provides only the h
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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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audacious Audibility
(972) 893-1972
400 W LBJ Fwy Ste 360 Ste 360
Irving, TX
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SundayClosed
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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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