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Phantom Sound Specialists Provo UT

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Provo. 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.

Peak ENT Associates LLC
(801) 804-5974
1055 N 300 W Ste 401
Provo, UT
Services
Ear, Nose, & Throat Head & Neck Surgery Facial Plastic Surgery, diagnostic hearing evaluations, vestibular testing, hearing aids, FM systems
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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Larkin Hearing Centers
(801) 784-2537
1528 Woodland Park Dr Ste 100
Layton, UT
Services
Hearing evaluations, hearing aids
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Larkin Hearing Centers
(801) 528-9575
5974 S Fashion Point Drive Ste 110
Ogden, UT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,TuesdayClosed ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Hearing Improvement
(801) 528-3604
811 12th St
Ogden, UT
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 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 ,SaturdayClosed
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Ogden Clinic
(801) 528-9596
4650 Harrison Blvd
Ogden, UT
Hours
SundayClosed
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Timpanogos Audiology Inc
(801) 770-4362
321 E 300 N
American Fork, UT
Services
DIAGNOSTIC HEARING EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATIONSHEARING AID ADJUSTMENTSHEARING AID REPAIRSREAL EAR MEASUREMENTSCERUMEN (EARWAX) MANAGEMENT AND REMOVALAURAL REHABILITATIONOTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONSMIDDLE EAR EVALUATIONSTINNITUS (RINGING EARS) TREATMENT
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SundayClosed
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Mountain West E N T
(801) 682-4425
1551 Renaissance Towne Dr Ste 310
Bountiful, UT
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen 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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Advance Hearing & Balance
(435) 216-4261
1490 E Foremaster Dr Ste 360
Saint George, UT
Services
ur expert staff of AudigyCertified™ professionals provide services to those from newborn to over a hundred years old. These include basic behavioral tests and sophisticated computerized otoneurological evaluations. When appropriate, the latest digital hearing instruments may be utilized to help compensate for a hearing impairment. For individuals who work in high noise areas, we administer Hearing Conservation Programs in accordance to OSHA guidelines.AudigyCertified™ professionals p
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Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,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 ,Saturday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
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Logan Regional Hospital
(435) 213-1967
1400 N 500 E
Logan, UT
Services
Intermountain Healthcare offers the largest, most comprehensive network of cancer facilities throughout Utah. Intermountain Healthcare uses advanced cancer treatment techniques and technologies combined with caring, highly trained cancer specialists. The result is medical outcomes which are significantly better than the national average.
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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Timpanogos Audiology Inc
(801) 770-4362
321 E 300 N
American Fork, UT
Services
DIAGNOSTIC HEARING EVALUATIONS AND CONSULTATIONSHEARING AID ADJUSTMENTSHEARING AID REPAIRSREAL EAR MEASUREMENTSCERUMEN (EARWAX) MANAGEMENT AND REMOVALAURAL REHABILITATIONOTOACOUSTIC EMISSIONSMIDDLE EAR EVALUATIONSTINNITUS (RINGING EARS) TREATMENT
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SundayClosed
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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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