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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.

Plattsburgh State University
(518) 492-4057
101 Broad St
Plattsburgh, NY
Hours
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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Melanie Herzfeld, Au.D.
(516) 714-3269
173 Froehlich Farm Blvd
Woodbury, NY
Services
Full Audiological EvaluationsTinnitus Evaluations and TreatmentsAuditory Processing EvaluationsHearing Aid Dispensing and Evaluation
Hours
Sunday08:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment ,Monday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:30 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:30 AM - 08:30 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:30 AM - 08:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday08:00 AM - 03:00 PM by Appointment
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Benedictine Hospital
(845) 943-4754
105 Marys Ave
Kingston, NY
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Benedictine Hospital''s services are all designed to carry forth the hospital''s mission, core values, and vision. Our primary focus is to serve each patient as a unique individual who needs answers to their questions, comfort and relief, and an atmosphere in which they can simply get better. At Benedictine, you will find a deep concern for your well being, and a commitment by our staff and physicians to provide you with excellent care.Benedictine Hospital prides itself on offering services (bot
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SundayClosed
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ENT & Allergy Associates
(914) 214-4502
2649 Strang Blvd
Yorktown Heights, NY
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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 - 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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The Resource Center
(716) 708-1466
75 Jones & Gifford Avenue
Jamestown, NY
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SundayClosed
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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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SundayClosed
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Audio Diagnostics
(718) 690-9518
447 77th St
Brooklyn, NY
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 01:30 PM ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 01:30 PM ,Thursday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,Friday10:00 AM - 06:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Smithtown Hearing Services
(631) 240-4103
300 E Main St Ste 6
Smithtown, NY
Services
Complete Audiological EvaluationsTympanometryTinnitus Evaluations, including NeuromonicsAuditory Brainstem and Video NystagmographyCentral Auditory Processing testingCustom Swim/Noise EarplugsHearing Aid Evaluations, sales and serviceVariety of digital instruments brands and stylesHearing aid performance evaluationsCOMPLETE HEARING HEALTHCARE with PURCHASE INCLUDES:Check-ups and product maintenanceBatteries provided for instrument lifetimeQuarterly cleanings and adjustmentsYearly hearing instrum
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SundayClosed ,Monday10:00 AM - 06:30 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 07:00 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 ,Saturday10:00 AM - 02:00 PM by Appointment
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J. G. Universal Hrg Aid Ctr
(716) 952-4541
860 Central Ave
Dunkirk, NY
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Ear Works Audiology
(516) 858-2562
333 E Shore Road
Manhasset, NY
Services
Our Services Include:Comprehensive Hearing EvaluationsHearing Aid ConsulatationsFree Demonstration of Advanced Hearing Aid TechnologyComplete Hearing Health Care Program provided with all new digital hearing aid purchasesHearing Aid Service and RepairsReprogramming of Hearing AidsCustom Ear MoldsEducational SeminarsFM SystemsTinnitus MaskersBPPV ManagementMiddle Ear AnalysisOtoacoustic Emissions (OAE)Auditory Brainstem Response (ABR)Electronystagmography (ENG)
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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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