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Phantom Sound Specialists Reno NV

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Reno. 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.

Alpine Center for Hearing
(775) 473-9374
1698 Meadow Wood Ln Ste 150
Reno, NV
Services
Services to Improve Your HearingAlpine Center for Hearing Services is an advanced diagnostic and treatment facility. Our center is equipped with the following technology to help in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing impairments: Large walk-in booths Clinical audiometers TympanometryHearing aid analyzers Computerized probe-microphone Video OtoscopyOne of the most advanced diagnostic tools used by audiologists in the detection of abnormalities of the ear is the Video Otoscope. It shows you on
Hours
SundayClosed
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Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Silver State Hearing & Balance
(775) 682-4000
3740 Lakeside Drive #101
Reno, NV
Specialty
Audiology & Hearing Aids
Gender
Male and Female
Education
Doctors of Audiology
Professional Memberships
American academy of Audiology (AAA), American Doctors of Audiology (ADA), American Board of Audiology (ABA), State licensed Audiologist, State Licensed Hearing aid dispenser, Licensed in California and Nevada

Nevada Ent & Hrg Associates
(775) 473-6950
9770 South McCarran Blvd Ste 403
Reno, NV
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Anderson Audiology PC
(702) 508-0506
3120 S Rainbow Blvd Suite 202
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Our Services• Comprehensive Diagnostic Testing• ENG Test (Electronystagmogram)• Tinnitus Evaluation & Treatment• Dispensing of Digital Hearing Systems• Hearing Device Checks & Servicing• Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs)• Balance/Vestibular Assessmentsand Treatment• Pediatrics• Auditory Brainstem EvokedResponse (ABR)• Earplugs for Hearing Protection• Swim Plugs• Musician’s Monitors and Earplugs• Aural Rehabilitation• Cerumen Removal and Management• Patient Appreciation Circle
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 ,Saturday08:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Michael Le May, Au.D.
(775) 473-9370
890 Mill St Ste 300
Reno, NV
Services
Our 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.We also provide complete central audi
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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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Nevada Hearing Specialists
(775) 473-9373
1701 Lakeside Dr
Reno, NV
Services
TESTING AVAILABLE FOR NEWBORNS TO ADULTS Auditory Brainstem Response Testing - Brainstem testing for infants and adults Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions - Testing of cochlear function Tympanometry - Testing of middle ear compliance Audiometric - Speech, Pure Tone, Bone Conduction, and Sound Field Visual Reinforcement - Sound Field testing for infants Dix-Hallpike - Testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with implementation of the Epley Maneuver Auditory Processing Evaluations V
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SundayClosed
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Lubritz & Nasri LLP
(702) 508-0517
3101 S Maryland Pkwy Ste 102
Las Vegas, NV
Services
Nose & Sinus SurgeryCancer Surgery -Head & NeckThyroid SurgeryTonsilsAdenoidsEar Tubes & Ear SurgeryHearing & Voice DisordersHearing AidsDizzinessLaser Facial Plastic SurgeryLaser Hair Removal -Face & BodySleep ApneaBotox
Hours
SundayClosed
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Nevada Hearing Specialists
(775) 473-9373
1701 Lakeside Dr
Reno, NV
Services
TESTING AVAILABLE FOR NEWBORNS TO ADULTS Auditory Brainstem Response Testing - Brainstem testing for infants and adults Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions - Testing of cochlear function Tympanometry - Testing of middle ear compliance Audiometric - Speech, Pure Tone, Bone Conduction, and Sound Field Visual Reinforcement - Sound Field testing for infants Dix-Hallpike - Testing for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo with implementation of the Epley Maneuver Auditory Processing Evaluations V
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SundayClosed
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Family Hearing Services
(775) 299-4731
1825 Pinion Rd Ste D
Elko, NV
Services
Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adultsHearing aid selection and fittingAll model hearing aid repairsAssistive listening devices availableHearing protection devices including musicians ear plugsCustom made swim molds60-day satisfaction period on all hearing aids0% financing & other payment plans are available.Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover are acceptedMedicare, Medicaid and most private insurances accepted
Hours
Monday08:30 AM - 04:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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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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