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Phantom Sound Specialists Paterson NJ

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Paterson. 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.

Michael Giglio, M.D.
(888) 696-0051
623 Lafayette Ave
Hawthorne, NJ
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 - 08:00 AM ,SaturdayClosed
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Egon Kot Optical
(973) 542-2015
453 Clifton Ave
Clifton, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Wayne Hearing Aid Center
(862) 377-6068
1581 State Route 23
Wayne, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Northern Jersey ENT Associates/Audiology
(201) 425-1134
44 Godwin Ave Ste 300
Midland Park, NJ
Services
Medical and Surgical Care for Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders, Balance, Facial PlasticsHearing Evaluation Hearing Instruments (Hearing Aids)Tinnitus Treatment
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT Center of New Jersey
(973) 542-2064
115 Franklin Ave
Nutley, NJ
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joined North Jersey Ear, Nose and Throat Associates in Belleville, New Jersey where he practiced for three years. Featured in an article in Today Magazine of St. Barnabas Health Care System in 2001, Dr. Youssef pioneered CT /image-guided sinus surgery at Clara Maass Hospital in Belleville, making endoscopic sinus surgery safer and more accurate. In 2003, he introduced coblation tonsillectomy at his affiliated hospitals reducing postoperative pain in children and adults, thereby shortening recove
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Ahrens Hearing Aid Center
(201) 693-4176
23-13 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ
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We provide complete hearing healthcare services ranging from full audiometric testing to the fitting and servicing of today''s new digital technology and everything in between.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 07:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Granville Brady Jr. Au.D
(973) 542-2070
1135 Clifton Ave Ste 101
Clifton, NJ
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SundayClosed
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Ent And Allergy Associates
(973) 557-4579
1211 Hamburg Tpke Ste 205
Wayne, NJ
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Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Saturday08:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Hackensack Audiology
(888) 804-2025
20 Prospect Ave Ste 808
Hackensack, NJ
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AdmissionsAllergy, Asthma and Immune Disorders, The Center forAmbulatory Surgery, The Center forAnesthesiologyAnticoagulation ServiceAnxiety DisordersAudiologyBariatric Rehabilitation ProgramBariatric SurgeryBloodless MedicineBreast Care, The Betty Torricelli Institute forBreath & Lung InstituteBreast OncologyBreast SurgeryCancer Center, TheCardiacHypertrophic Cardiomyopathy CenterChildren''s Hospital, The Joseph M. SanzariClinical Virology Cochlear Implant ProgramColon Cancer Prevention CenterC
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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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Ent Office Of Edward Sarti M.D
(201) 643-7967
47 Orient Way
Rutherford, NJ
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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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