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Phantom Sound Specialists Kenner LA

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Kenner. 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.

East Jefferson E N T Clinic
(504) 265-9570
3645 Houma Blvd
Metairie, LA
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SundayClosed
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New Orleans Speech
(504) 265-9579
1636 Toledano St
New Orleans, LA
Services
Our ServicesAudiology Speech/LanguageAssesmentRemediationHearing AidsAugmentative Communication Devices
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SundayClosed
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LSU Healthcare Network
(504) 265-9582
533 Bolivar St Ste 566
New Orleans, LA
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Womans Hospital
(225) 590-7158
9050 Airline Hwy
Baton Rouge, LA
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New Orleans Speech
(504) 265-9579
1636 Toledano St
New Orleans, LA
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Our ServicesAudiology Speech/LanguageAssesmentRemediationHearing AidsAugmentative Communication Devices
Hours
SundayClosed
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Creel Hearing Center
(504) 265-1480
3330 Lake Villa Dr Ste 100
Metairie, LA
Services
Hearing Evaluations Pediatric/Newborn Audiology Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Balance Assessment Tinnitus Evaluation Auditory Processing Disorder Evaluation
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
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LSU Medical Center
(504) 265-9578
1900 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA
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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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Southern Discount Hearing Aids
(504) 265-9573
120 Meadowcrest St Ste 200
Gretna, LA
Services
Affordable repairs for all makes, all brands and all models.Have you ever been told your hearing instruments could NOT be repaired? If so, TRY US, we can.Hearing tests at no chargeAs a service to the community, we provide hearing tests at no charge, as well as video otoscope presentations of the interior of hearing aids and the interior of the ear canal to show our patients what the problems may or not be due to cerumen (earwax).Many of our in-house services we do at no charge for the hearing co
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Ochsner Clinic
(225) 240-7562
16777 Medical Center Dr 1st FL Front Desk
Baton Rouge, LA
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# Heart & Vascular# Primary Care# Digestive Disorders Center# Women''s Services# Men''s Health# Cancer Services# Multi-Organ Transplant Institute
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MondayClosed
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Southern Discount Hearing Aids
(504) 265-9573
120 Meadowcrest St Ste 200
Gretna, LA
Services
Affordable repairs for all makes, all brands and all models.Have you ever been told your hearing instruments could NOT be repaired? If so, TRY US, we can.Hearing tests at no chargeAs a service to the community, we provide hearing tests at no charge, as well as video otoscope presentations of the interior of hearing aids and the interior of the ear canal to show our patients what the problems may or not be due to cerumen (earwax).Many of our in-house services we do at no charge for the hearing co
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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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