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Phantom Sound Specialists Green Bay WI

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Green Bay. 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.

Wisconsin Hearing Service
(920) 367-0557
1566 W Mason St Ste 2
Green Bay, WI
Services
Hearing AidsHearing instruments are available from several manufacturers. We will match technology to your needs and lifestyle, as well as your budget. We believe in providing the latest technology with the greatest of personalized care - this includes walking you through the adjustment period and providing you with education regarding hearing aid use and care. Aural Rehabilitation and auditory training are also part of the process that allows you to get the best use of your hearing and your hea
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Fox Valley Hearing Center
(920) 267-4394
1820 W Pointe Dr
Oshkosh, WI
Services
Diagnostic hearing evaluations; in office repairs; maintenance; cleanings; custom ear molds; hearing protection; hearing aid dispensing and fittings; battery sales; tympanometry; Q-Sin Testing; Otoacoustic emissions; video otoscopy; assistive devices.
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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All Saints Medical Group
(262) 584-4069
3801 Spring St
Racine, WI
Services
At Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, we are committed to offering services and programs that feature specially-trained clinical staff, life-saving technology, and state-of-the-art facilities to address some of the most complex medical, surgical, and behavioral conditions.Programs and ServicesHeart CareOur cardiologists are internationally known for the diagnosis and treatment of complex cardiovascular care and have been involved in many firsts in Wisconsin and the nation. They are respected for the
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Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Associates
(888) 441-1251
2350 N Lake Dr Ste 406
Milwaukee, WI
Services
When surgery is required, our physicians use state-of-the-art surgical procedures. In fact, they were among the first physicians in South Texas to introduce the benefits of endoscopic sinus surgery to relieve chronic sinus problems. An outpatient procedure, it is an alternative to traditional sinus surgery which results in less pain and faster recovery.The physicians at Ear, Nose, & Throat Associates of Corpus Christi were also among the first in the Southwest to be specially trained in a breakt
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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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Upland Hills Health
(608) 319-1095
800 Compassion Way
Dodgeville, WI
Services
Upland Hills Health is a non-profit organization, established in 1974 as Memorial Hospital of Iowa County, now renamed as Upland Hills Health, Inc.. Our mission is to serve as the heart of quality health in our communities. We do this by offering compassionate care and by our commitment to provide the depth of services needed for the people in rural southwest Wisconsin.Depth of Services: Below is an alphabetical, summary listing of the services offered, with questions please do not hesitate to
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Greater Milwaukee Otolaryng
(414) 375-0175
4600 W Loomis Rd Ste 201
Greenfield, WI
Services
Audiology ServicesOur AudiologistsTamiLeslie, Au.D. GretchenSackmann, Au.D.EllynSteininger, Au.D.Greater Milwaukee Otolaryngology (GMO) provides a wide range of services including Audiology. Our Audiologists diagnose and treat hearing and balance disorders, offering the most advanced digital hearing aids.If you suspect you may have a hearing loss you should consider having your hearing tested. Our audiologists conduct a wide variety of tests to determine the exact nature of an individual’
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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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University Of WI Madison
(608) 433-0014
1975 Willow Dr
Madison, WI
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SundayClosed
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Professional Hearing Services
(262) 347-4275
1111 Delafield St Ste 102
Waukesha, WI
Services
Hearing EvaluationTesting is completed to determine the type and degree of hearing loss. Testing is available to all ages from birth to adults.Balance EvaluationDizziness is a common problem for many individuals. We have testing available to address issues regarding balance and dizziness. An evaluation by an ENT physician is recommended prior to these tests.Hearing Aid Selection and FittingThese appointments are educational and informative. The patient will work with an audiologist to determine
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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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ENT Specialists of Wisconsin
(920) 267-4171
855 N Westhaven Dr
Oshkosh, WI
Services
Our CommitmentWe promise to deliver the highest level of ear, nose and throat care in a dignified and compassionate manner thereby improving the quality of life for our patients.Put your trust in the team of physicians, audiologists and staff at Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists of Wisconsin serving the communities of Berlin, Menasha, Neenah, Oshkosh and Ripon.One in three people over the age of 60 have some degree of hearing loss. If you are finding it difficult to carry on a simple conversation
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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 - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Clear Hearing Audiology
(877) 335-4950
W142 N7336 Oakwood Dr
Menomonee Falls, WI
Services
Diagnostic hearing assessment for adults. Hearing instrument sales and service, batteries, supplies,and ALD''s. Consultation regarding current devices as well as new. Stock and custom hearing protection for industry, power tool users, motorcyclists and musicians.
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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 ,Saturday10:00 AM - 03:00 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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