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Phantom Sound Specialists Miami FL

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Miami. 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.

Groisman & Kleidermacher
(888) 441-6947
747 Ponce De Leon Blvd Ste 305
Miami, FL
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Miami Hearing Aid Center Inc.
(888) 658-1526
3661 S Miami Ave Ste 410
Miami, FL
Services
At every HearFlorida Hearing Loss Center, we examine every aspect of your hearing loss and your listening environment to recommend the best style and technology of hearing device most appropriate for you. We offer a wide variety of the latest digital hearing aids and popular brands such as Siemens, Unitron, Starkey, Phonak, Widex, Vivatone, Lyric, Oticon, Rexton, and Resound. All hearing devices have a 30-day satisfaction period.
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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South Miami Audiology
(888) 602-4167
7000 SW 62nd Av. Ste. PH S
Miami, FL
Services
Diagnostic audiological evaluations to include pure tone audiometry (air and bone), speech reception and discrimination, tympanometry, acoustic reflexes, and acoustic reflex decayAll Hearing aid services from selection to fitting to repairs, using nationally and internationally high quality instruments including the latest in digital technologyTinnitus evaluations and remediation for ringing or other noises in the earsVideonystagmograms for dizzinessAuditory brainstem evaluations upon doctors re
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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South Florida
(305) 767-1319
6705 SW 57th Ave Ste 704
South Miami, FL
Services
South Florida ENT Associates (SFENTA) is dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate, and responsible medical care and surgical treatment of disorders related to the ears, nose and throat. We are committed to improving our patient''s quality of life through communication, through the use of the most sophisticated equipment and surgical techniques, and through ethical decision making. Our mission is to listen, to care and to cure.
Hours
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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S Florida ENT Associates PA
(305) 508-4708
8940 N Kendall Dr Ste 504E
Miami, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Groisman & Kleidermacher
(888) 471-5169
1321 NW 14th St Ste 204
Miami, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Greater Miami Ear Assoc PL
(305) 396-3168
3661 S Miami Ave Ste 407
Miami, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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University of Miami Ear Inst
(888) 903-8344
1120 NW 14th St Clinical Research Bldg 5th FL
Miami, FL
Hours
SundayClosed
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Hearing and Speech Center of Florida, Inc
(888) 259-7532
9425 SW 72nd St Ste 261
Miami, FL
Services
Digital Hearing Aids Comprehensive Audiological Evaluations Assistive Listening Devices (ALDS) Comprehensive Hearing Health Care Program On-Site Maintenance & Repairs Custom Swim molds, Shooters'', & Musician''s Plugs Difficult to Fit Cases Routinely Handled Specialty molds for electronic devices(Apple Ipod, Hands Free Bluetooth Devices) and MusiciansPre-school hearing screenings Community screenings and health fairs Community presentations
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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William A Ditkowsky, Md PA
(888) 277-5198
9275 SW 152nd St Ste 212
Palmetto Bay, FL
Services
Services * Otolaryngology * Snoring/Sleep apnea * Tonsillectomy/Ear tubes * Facial plastic and reconstructive surgery/laser surgery * ENG’s. * Allergy testing * Full audiologic services/ Sales and fitting of hearing aid
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday01:30 PM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 03:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 11:45 AM ,Thursday01:30 PM - 03:30 PM ,Friday07:00 AM - 11:45 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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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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