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Phantom Sound Specialists Prescott AZ

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Prescott. 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.

Krumbholz Hearing Center
(928) 458-5966
938 Black Dr
Prescott, AZ
Hours
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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Mayo Foundation For Medical
(888) 313-9425
13400 E Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale opened in 1987 as a premiere academic medical center in the southwestern United States, where medical research and education are fully integrated with delivering the highest-quality patient care.Campus activity in Scottsdale is centered around a beautiful five-story outpatient clinic. This modern facility contains 240 exam rooms, an outpatient surgery center equipped for general anesthesia, a full-service laboratory, a pharmacy, a patient-education library, an endoscopy
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Tucson E.N.T
(520) 399-8601
6567 E Carondelet Dr Ste 515
Tucson, AZ
Services
Our physicians provide a range of medical and surgical services including:Nasal and sinus disease Allergies Ear Disease Hearing loss Hearing aid sales and service Voice and speech problems Problems of the mouth, throat and neck Thyroid and parathyroid disorders Head and neck cancer
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday08:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Arizona ENT Physicians
(623) 738-2195
13949 W Meeker Blvd Ste C
Sun City West, AZ
Services
Arizona ENT Physicians is a full-service Otolaryngology practice with an emphasis on Audiology and Surgery of the Head and Neck.AudiologyOur Doctor of Audiolgy has over 20 years of experience and is certified by the American Speech Language-Hearing Association, the American Academy of Audiology and is licensed by the States of Arizona and New York as an audiologist/licensed hearing aid dispenser. This expertise, coupled with access to the most technologically advanced diagnostic tools and rehabi
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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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Solutions Of Arizona
(480) 422-9580
2501 E Southern Ave Ste 21
Tempe, AZ
Hours
SundayClosed
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David A Holmes M A
(928) 458-5882
1125 W Iron Springs Rd
Prescott, AZ
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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Scottsdale Hearing Center
(480) 374-8520
7331 E Osborn Dr Ste 245
Scottsdale, AZ
Services
hearing testing, hearing aids, custom ear protection, TV amplifying devices
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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White Mountain Hrg Services
(928) 251-4136
5658 Highway 260 Ste 4
Lakeside, AZ
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SundayClosed
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Valley ENT PC
(623) 738-2185
18700 N 64th Dr Ste 201
Glendale, AZ
Services
Valley ENT uses technologically advanced equipment and techniques to give our patients the best care in the most medically effective way possible with the least disruption to their everyday lives.Our physicians and staff members take the time to listen and go above and beyond the normal scope of duties to help our patients resolve questions and concerns.Ear, Nose, and ThroatCT Scanning for ENTAudiology
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SundayClosed
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PurTone Hearing Centers
(928) 846-3735
55 Lake Havasu Ave S Ste L
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Services
PurTone Complete Concierge, a comprehensive service package that includes our 65 Day Best Price Guarantee, our 65 Day Better Hearing Guarantee, Free Batteries for Life, Free Vacation Loaner Devices, Free Worry-Free for Life Service & Cleanings, Free Device Adjustments, Free Dome Replacements, Free Ear Cleanings and Free Courtesy Transportation.Free comprehensive hearing exams and consultationsFitting of digital hearing aids for adult patientsVideo otoscopyCustom musician’s monitors and ear
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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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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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