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Phantom Sound Specialists Huntington NY

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Huntington. 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.

OTOhealth Hearing Care Centers
(631) 479-3142
4 Green St
Huntington, NY
Services
Selecting the right hearing aid can be a stressful and a difficult decision. We at OTOhealth believe in making the process simple. Whether it is patient care, patient testing, patient counseling, or just the way we listen and treat our patients, our philosophy is simple. Our Patients Come First! In living up to our commitment to our patients, we have positioned our network to offer the latest technology available by having agreements with the industry’s top manufacturers. However, in o
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Island Better Hearing
(631) 498-8155
1-03 Schwab Road
Melville, NY
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SundayClosed
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Audiology & Comm Services
(631) 850-3155
777 Larkfield Rd Ste 108
Commack, NY
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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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Works Audiology, P.C.
(631) 328-2438
994 W Jericho Tpke Ste 203
Smithtown, NY
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Comprehensive Hearing EvaluationsHearing Aid ConsulatationsFree Demonstration of Advanced Hearing Aid TechnologyComplete Hearing Health Care Program provided with all new digital hearing aid purchasesHearing Aid Service and RepairsReprogramming of Hearing AidsCustom Ear MoldsEducational SeminarsFM SystemsTinnitus MaskersBPPV ManagementMiddle Ear AnalysisOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE)Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Electronystagmography (ENG)
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Eastern Audiology Resources, Ltd.
(516) 629-5427
40 Glen St Ste 4
Glen Cove, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Melanie Herzfeld, Au.D.
(516) 714-3269
173 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY
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Full Audiological EvaluationsTinnitus Evaluations and TreatmentsAuditory Processing EvaluationsHearing Aid Dispensing and Evaluation
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Sunday08:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:30 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:30 AM - 08:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:30 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment
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Long Island E N T Assoc. PC
(516) 342-7534
875 Old Country Rd Ste 200
Plainview, NY
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Services & ProceduresWe offer evaluation and treatment for the following:EarHearing LossVertigo & balance disordersRinging in ears (tinnitus)Fluid/recurrent infectionsEar tubesEar drum perforationsDisorders of the hearing bonesCongenital deformities (lop ear, pits )Cysts and tumorsSkin cancersEar waxExternal ear canal problemsNose and SinusNasal allergiesRecurrent sinus infectionsBalloon Sinuplasty™Nasal obstructionNasal polypsNosebleedsCosmetic nasal surgeryThroatRecurrent sore throatsTon
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 09:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 09:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Smithtown Hearing Services
(631) 240-4103
300 E Main St Ste 6
Smithtown, NY
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Complete Audiological EvaluationsTympanometryTinnitus Evaluations, including NeuromonicsAuditory Brainstem and Video NystagmographyCentral Auditory Processing testingCustom Swim/Noise EarplugsHearing Aid Evaluations, sales and serviceVariety of digital instruments brands and stylesHearing aid performance evaluationsCOMPLETE HEARING HEALTHCARE with PURCHASE INCLUDES:Check-ups and product maintenanceBatteries provided for instrument lifetimeQuarterly cleanings and adjustmentsYearly hearing instrum
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 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 - 02:00 PM by Appointment
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Cove Audiology and Hearing Services
(516) 629-5735
130 Forest Ave Attn: Audiology Dept 2nd Floor
Glen Cove, NY
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Audiometric EvaluationsComplete hearing testing for ages four to adult provided by a certified clinical audiologist. Evaluations include measures of hearing sensitivity for air and bone conducted sounds, measures of speech discrimination ability and, when necessary, assessment of the middle ear function (impedance audiometry), and special testing to determine the location of dysfunction.Battery SalesWe stock a wide selection of fresh batteries. Join our battery club for savings.Cerumen Managemen
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SundayClosed ,MondayClosed ,Tuesday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:30 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:30 AM - 05:30 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:30 AM - 01:30 PM by Appointment
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Hearing Health Associates
(888) 448-8070
124 E Main St Ste 203
Babylon, NY
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Complete Audiological Evaluations •Tympanometry and Acoustic Reflex Testing •Hearing Aid Evaluations •Advanced Ear Mold Selection Skills •Swim Plugs, Musician Plugs, etc. •Wide Selection of Hearing Aids •Hearing Aid Accessories •Assistive Listening Devices •Amplified Telephones
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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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