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Phantom Sound Specialists Rochester NY

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Rochester Hearing And Speech
(585) 563-9161
1000 Elmwood Ave Suite 400
Rochester, NY
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In this sectionSpeech & Language section:RHSC Services Specialty Programs SummerSpeech Programs Speech Speciality programsSummer speech programsSpeech client testimonialsIn this sectionHearing HealthAudiology ServicesAudiology ProgramsHearing AidsAudiology Client TestimonialsIn This SectionResource CenterPolicies
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Strong Health Audiology
(585) 563-9123
2365 Clinton Ave S Ste 200
Rochester, NY
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Hart Hearing Center
(585) 563-9147
2384 Ridgeway Ave
Rochester, NY
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Hart Hearing Centers Refund Policy: Hearing aids are sold on a 45-day trial basis. Payment is due at the time of the fitting. Our goal at Hart Hearing Centers is to make sure you wear and get benefit from the hearing aids you purchase. If at the end of the trial period you feel that is not the case, you can return the hearing aids and receive a full refund. (There is a small charge for custom earmolds, which are not returnable.)Diagnostic Audiologic Evaluation: We offer complete hearing diag
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 04:30 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Genesee Country Audiology Serv
(585) 645-0016
680 Ridge Rd
Webster, NY
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OUR FACILITYMISSION STATEMENT| PHILOSOPHY|GOALS|PAST SATISFACTION SURVEYSMISSION STATEMENTWe will provide realistic expectations, achieve maximum potential, advise patients of viable alternatives and provide only the level of product and services which are appropriate in order to assure the best possible outcome.
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Hart Hearing Centers
(888) 904-6761
300 Cross Keys Office Park Ste 308
Fairport, NY
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Services: At Hart Hearing Centers we carry the world’s most reputable digital hearing aids; most are state-of-the-art technology. Every hearing aid we dispense carries a 45-day risk free trial period.Hart Hearing Centers Refund Policy: Hearing aids are sold on a 45-day trial basis. Payment is due at the time of the fitting. Our goal at Hart Hearing Centers is to make sure you wear and get benefit from the hearing aids you purchase. If at the end of the trial period you feel that is n
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Hart Hearing Centers
(585) 563-9128
468 Titus Ave
Rochester, NY
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Services: At Hart Hearing Centers we carry the worlds most reputable digital hearing aids; most are state-of-the-art technology. Every hearing aid we dispense carries a 45-day risk free trial period.Hart Hearing Centers Refund Policy: Hearing aids are sold on a 45-day trial basis. Payment is due at the time of the fitting. Our goal at Hart Hearing Centers is to make sure you wear and get benefit from the hearing aids you purchase. If at the end of the trial period you feel that is not the
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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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R I T NTID
(888) 804-0254
52 Lomb Memorial Dr LBJ/3130
Rochester, NY
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DAS provides interpreting, notetaking, and real-time captioning (C-print) services to the RIT community so that all members can enjoy full access to communication.Access services enable more than 650 deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT students to register and fully participate in roughly 23,000 credit hours annually in more than 200 highly competitive academic programs. Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing students alike use access services to communicate with each other in a variety of extra-curricular
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Pittsford Hearing & Balance
(888) 435-1525
56 North Main St
Pittsford, NY
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Hearing Evaluation Hearing Assessment via air and bone conduction pure tone AudiometrySpeech Audiometry including threshold measurement and word discrimination testing.Industrial Audiometric Screening ProgramsOtotoxic Monitoring via AudiometryMiddle Ear AssessmentDiagnostic Teympanometry Acoustic Immittance TestingAcoustic Reflex Threshold & Decay TestingMiddle Ear Resonance MeasurementElectrophysiological TestingAuditory Brainstem Response Studies (ABR)Middle Latency Response & P300Distortion P
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Rochester Hearing And Speech
(585) 347-3433
1170 Ridge Rd
Webster, NY
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Speech - Language Pathology ServicesA Speech - Language Evaluation is the first step in understanding the speech-language problem and determining what services are needed to address the problem. RHSC has the most comprehensive testing in the Rochester area.* We not only assess your primary area of concern but we also assess all aspects of communicative functioning.* We use the latest tests and assessment tools available in the field today.* Children are tested in a play setting to obtain optimum
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Mobile Hearing Services
(585) 563-9760
98 Shagbark Way
Fairport, NY
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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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