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Phantom Sound Specialists Morgantown WV

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Morgantown. 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.

Morgantown ENT Clinic, Inc.
(304) 906-4546
1188 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV
Services
ENT evaluations by licensed ENT physicians. Audiological services provided by two Doctors of Audiology. Hearing testing, balance and vestibular testing (VNG), ABR, and hearing aid evaluations and fittings.
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 - 11:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Eye And Ear Clinic Physicians
(304) 586-6006
1306 Kanawha Blvd E PO Box 3107
Charleston, WV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 02:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Huntington Ear Nose & Throat
(304) 521-1160
1616 13th Ave Ste 100
Huntington, WV
Hours
Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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West Virginia Hearing Center
(304) 586-6099
216 Leon Sullivan Way
Charleston, WV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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West Virginia Hearing Center
(304) 440-3054
229 Church St S Ste EF
Ripley, WV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Henry & Stewart Audiology,Inc
(724) 812-5058
10 Highland Park Dr
Uniontown, PA
Services
Newborn through adult hearing testing, custom ear plugs for protection at work or while participating in hobbies,personalized ear molds works with ipods, blue tooth and other devices, 30 day risk free trial on all hearing aids,participating with all major insurnace groups including umwa,upmc,gateway,unison,highmark blue cross blue shield,aetna,etc....,0% financing options as well as programs for the uninsured***(**patients must qualify under the program regulations)
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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West Virginia Hearing Center
(304) 239-0028
167 State St
Madison, WV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Audiology Hearing Care Service
(304) 707-0058
1316 Rock Cliff Dr
Martinsburg, WV
Services
Comprehensive Hearing Evaluations are completed by our certified Audiologists.Evaluations include: * measures of hearing sensitivity for air and bone conducted sounds * measures of speech reception and discrimination * assessment of the middle ear function (impedance audiometry)
Hours
MondayOpen by Appointment ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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Audiology Hearing
(304) 885-4189
31 Willow Spring Dr
Charles Town, WV
Services
AudiologicalEvaluationsHearingAidSales/ServiceTheCompleteHearingHealthcarePlanAssistiveListeningDeviceSalesHearingProtection/SwimmersMoldsSalesLoopInstallationVideo ElectronystagmographyNeuromonics Tinnitus Therapy
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Morgantown ENT Clinic, Inc.
(304) 906-4546
1188 Pineview Dr
Morgantown, WV
Services
ENT evaluations by licensed ENT physicians. Audiological services provided by two Doctors of Audiology. Hearing testing, balance and vestibular testing (VNG), ABR, and hearing aid evaluations and fittings.
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 - 11:00 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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