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Phantom Sound Specialists Rancho Cucamonga CA

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Rancho Cucamonga. 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.

Pacific Hearing Service
(909) 724-4800
9033 Baseline Rd Ste F
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing Aids, Diagnostic Testing, School Testing, Industrial Hearing
Hours
SundayClosed
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Pacific Hearing Services
(909) 480-4282
324 N Indian Hill Blvd
Claremont, CA
Services
Public school hearing testing program is an industry leader evolving over the last several years. We deliver services for hearing impaired children directly to the classroom with mobil on-site testing. Audiologists visit the school sites to work with children to assure quality hearing healthcare. We interact with Teachers and Administrators to assure the best quality services for children. With our goal in mind, we have developed a state of the art Industrial Hearing Conservation Program. O
Hours
SundayClosed
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Christensen Hearing Center
(909) 480-4890
2055 N Garey Ave Ste 4
Pomona, CA
Services
Audiologic and hearing aid services
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday09:00 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Associated Specialist
(951) 824-8269
4440 Brockton Ave Ste 210
Riverside, CA
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 ,Friday09:00 AM - 03:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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House Ear Clinic
(714) 907-1371
18682 Beach Blvd Ste 140
Huntington Beach, CA
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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Hearing Science of Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 581-9167
8283 Grove Ave Ste 104
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Services
Hearing AssessmentWe provide comprehensive hearing evaluations for both children and adults. Hearing Aid EvaluationsWe have state-of-the-art equipment and specially trained audiologistswho can evaluate your hearing.Hearing Aid ServiceWe offer a wide selection of discrete hearing aids, including digital processing from a variety of manufacturers. We will work with you to find the best solution for your hearing healthcare needs within your budget.If you ever require a repair, we can get your heari
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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Casa Colina Audiology Center
(909) 480-4286
255 E Bonita Ave
Pomona, CA
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SundayClosed
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Lifestyle Hearing Aid Solution
(909) 962-8965
1965 Foothill Blvd Ste R
La Verne, CA
Services
We have state of the art testing equipment. An electronic audiometric threshold test and speech discrimination test will be performed. The specialist will review your audiogram and explain your test results.Why get your hearing tested?There are a few very important reasons that you should have your hearing tested at least once a year. First, if you do not have a hearing loss it is still good to have a baseline recording on file for reference. Second, if you currently have a hearing loss you shou
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Loma Linda Hearing Instruments
(909) 435-0639
11370 Anderson St Ste 2100
Loma Linda, CA
Hours
SundayClosed
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North County Hearing Aid Ctr
(805) 835-4372
735 PINE STREET
Paso Robles, CA
Services
Agil is like no other hearing device. It''s designed to improve your ability to hear and understand with reduced cognitive effort, even in difficult listening situations. There''s no need to avoid crowded restaurants, conference rooms or sporting events. No need to turn up the volume on the TV. With Agil, good hearing comes with less effort.Since you won''t have to work so hard to hear anymore, you''ll have more energy to participate in conversations and your favorite activities.
Hours
Sunday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,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 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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