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Phantom Sound Specialists Plattsburgh NY

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Plattsburgh. 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.

Champlain Valley
(518) 492-4559
176 US Oval Ste 3
Plattsburgh, NY
Services
Diagnostic Services: Adult and Pediatric * Comprehensive hearing evaluations * Comprehensive central auditory processing evaluationsRehabilitative Services: Adult and Pediatric * Hearing loss/disability needs assessment * Hearing aid selection, fitting and careful follow-through care * Assistive listening device selection and fitting * Electroacoustic verification of hearing aid performance, ensuring maximum speech understanding for the listener * Hearing aid repair * Aud
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New York Hearing Center Inc
(888) 860-8963
128 Mott St Ste 509
New York, NY
Services
A wide range of hearing health care services is available for individuals of all ages. Our professionals are skilled in the areas of childhood hearing loss, adult diagnostic procedures, hearing aid selection and provision, assistive listening technology, listening skills related to learning disabilities, and development of effective communication skills through aural rehabilitation.•Hearing assessment for all ages•Hearing aid prescription and fitting of the full range of hearing aids,
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MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayOpen by Appointment
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Albany Medical Center
(518) 312-4975
43 New Scotland Ave Mail Code 154
Albany, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,Friday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Saratoga Springs Hrg.
(518) 633-1147
414 Maple Ave Ste 800
Saratoga Springs, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 01:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Wilks Hearing Center
(516) 821-0689
290 Central Ave Ste 116
Lawrence, NY
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SundayClosed
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Plattsburgh State University
(518) 492-4057
101 Broad St
Plattsburgh, NY
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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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Long Island Audiology P.C.
(516) 665-1736
195 N Village Ave Ste 1
Rockville Centre, NY
Services
Upon completion of testing, a detailed explanation of all the test findings or diagnosis is discussed with the patient and family member(s).Our Board Certified Doctors of Audiology use state-of-the-art technology to address your individual hearing needs, special and difficult included. We are experts in hard-to-fit cases.Long Island Audiology specializes in fitting all types of hearing aids. Want to know more about hearing and hearing loss? Never worn a hearing aid? Dissatisfied with your curren
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Audiocare Hearing Svcs
(518) 638-4672
62 Elm St
Glens Falls, NY
Services
Our Triple Guarantee Assures Your Peace of Mind.At Audiocare, we''re committed to providing you with the best hearing help available. That''s why we offer a 45-day satisfaction guarantee on all new fittings. If within 45 days of delivery you are not satisfied with the fit, appearance or performance of your new aid, you can return it to us for a refund. Please call us for details.With Our Exclusive Q-Care Plan, Your Hearing Aid Purchase is Complete.Quality Service is important to ensure the best
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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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East End Hearing & Speech
(631) 791-5516
4747 Nesconset Hwy Unit 8
Port Jefferson Station, NY
Services
East End Hearing believes in providing the highest quality products and services. You can be sure that you will receive an objective assessment of hearing. If hearing aids are indicated, we will provide exceptional service and post fit rehabilitative care because:East End Hearing offers a wide range of digital hearing aid choices. We identify the patients'' amplification requirements and then select from any one of several hearing aid manufacturers. As a result, we ensure that each individual re
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 07:00 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 07:30 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
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Better Hearing of Madison County, LLC
(315) 366-4864
121 Main St
Oneida, NY
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We have a satellite office in Morrisville, NY to accommodate clients. We stock batteries, wax removal systems, amplified telephones, air flight hearing and pressure protection.
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SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment
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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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