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Phantom Sound Specialists Modesto CA

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Modesto. 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.

Modesto Hearing Aid Center
(888) 904-0075
611 Scenic Dr Ste A
Modesto, CA
Services
A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.Hearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids including digital technology * Assistive listening devices for telephone, television, and pub
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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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Poseys Hearing Aid Center
(209) 322-4336
1313 L St
Modesto, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs. * State of the art technology with skilled professionals * Video Otoscopic ear inspection * Hearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devices * Hearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon) * Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectors * Cu
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SundayClosed
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Posey''s Hearing Aid Center
(888) 589-0735
1000 Delbon Ave Ste 7
Turlock, CA
Services
Our goal is to provide you the best hearing care, based upon your individual needs. We are concerned about the person and make hearing solution recommendations to fit your lifestyle and personal needs.State of the art technology with skilled professionalsVideo Otoscopic ear inspectionHearing aid recommendation and fitting of the full range of hearing devicesHearing Aid Batteries (click here for printable coupon)Custom swimplugs, earmolds and noise protectorsCustom emergency services personnel li
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM by Appointment ,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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Wesson Hearing Aid Center
(209) 680-4296
1079 Eucalyptus St Ste B
Manteca, CA
Services
Our Services Include Free Hearing Tests* and Consultations, no Charge follow-up office visits for the life of the hearing aids (based on orginal purchase), liberal trial adjustment period to guarantee satisfaction, free in-office demo of the latest Digital Hearing Aids, Satisfaction Guaranteed.We have 3 Convenient Locations :1079 Eucalyptus St., Suite B - Manteca, CA 95337209.823.2107530 West Eaton Ave., Suite A - Tracy, CA 95376 209.835.04661444 Main St., Suite D - Ripon, CA 95366209.824.0701"P
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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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Hearing Aid Service
(323) 284-2419
7083 Hollywood Blvd Ste 302
Hollywood, CA
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SundayClosed
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Central Valley Hearing Center
(888) 767-5057
1600 Sunrise Ave Ste 17
Modesto, CA
Services
Head & Neck Surgery Pediatric Otolaryngology ENT Facial Surgery Center Sinus Surgery Sleep Disorders & Snoring Tinnitus Allergy Vertigo & Dizziness Thyroid Gland Hearing Loss Acid Reflux (GERD) (LPR) Parotid Gland Sore Throat Swallowing Disorders Cholesteatoma Bell''s Palsy Nosebleeds Mouth Sores Diagnostic Audiology About Audiology Diagnostic Audiogram Brainstem (ABR) (BAER) Audiology Staff Impedance Audiometry Otoacoustic Emmissions What is an Audiologist?
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SundayClosed
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Wesson Inc
(209) 275-1087
1444 W Main St Ste D
Ripon, CA
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Blakemore Center For Hearing
(866) 448-4013
2330 Colorado Avenue
Turlock, CA
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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Western Audiology
(626) 470-6651
1505 Wilson Ter Ste 270
Glendale, CA
Services
Hearing Assessment Balance Disorders Tinnitus Treatment Hearing conservation Assistive Listening Devices Musicians Monitors Custom Ear Protection
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SundayClosed
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Valley Hearing Center
(831) 920-0006
880 Cass St Ste 101
Monterey, CA
Services
Hearing evaluation (children and adults) by licensed audiologists and dispenserHearing aid evaluation and selection based on your needsReferral to physicians for medical ear issuesDispensing Services:Digital hearing aids, all styles, major manufacturersReal-life surround-sound hearing aid listening labComplete Hearing HealthCare (CHHC) Service Plan, including free batteries, hearing aid cleaning, hearing tests.Hearing management training and counseling for individuals and familiesAfter-Care and
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SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,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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