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Phantom Sound Specialists Watertown NY

Local resource for phantom sound specialists in Watertown. 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.

Watertown Audiology, PC
(315) 836-4561
53-59 Public Sq Fl 2
Watertown, NY
Services
We specialize in the study of:Normal and impaired hearingPrevention of hearing lossIdentification and assessment of hearing and balance issuesRehabilitation of persons with hearing disorders
Hours
SundayClosed ,MondayOpen by Appointment ,TuesdayOpen by Appointment ,WednesdayOpen by Appointment ,ThursdayOpen by Appointment ,FridayOpen by Appointment ,SaturdayClosed
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Port Washington Hearing Center
(516) 858-2141
191 Main St
Port Washington, NY
Services
Audiological evaluationHearing aid evaluation; dispensing of hearing aids; reprogramming of existing aids; repair of aidsAuditory rehabilitationCentral auditory evaluationVideonystagmography (at another location)
Hours
SundayClosed ,Monday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM by Appointment ,Tuesday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Wednesday09:00 AM - 06:00 PM by Appointment ,Thursday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Friday09:00 AM - 05:00 PM by Appointment ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM by Appointment
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Champlain Valley
(518) 492-4559
176 US Oval Ste 3
Plattsburgh, NY
Services
Diagnostic Services: Adult and Pediatric * Comprehensive hearing evaluations * Comprehensive central auditory processing evaluationsRehabilitative Services: Adult and Pediatric * Hearing loss/disability needs assessment * Hearing aid selection, fitting and careful follow-through care * Assistive listening device selection and fitting * Electroacoustic verification of hearing aid performance, ensuring maximum speech understanding for the listener * Hearing aid repair * Aud
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SundayClosed
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Audiology Consultants
(888) 759-0131
9 Church St
Cortland, NY
Services
Quality Services Hearing Evaluations Counseling for Hearing Loss Hearing Aid Fitting Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) Audiology Services for Infants and Children Educational Audiology Programs for Students Auditory ProcessingEvaluations (CAP Evaluations) Hearing Aid Repair
Hours
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 ,Friday08:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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Dennis Hampton, Ph.D.
(914) 368-7910
280 Mamaroneck Ave Ste 204
White Plains, NY
Services
Diagnostic and rehabiliation audiologic services for children three years and older, adolescents and adults. Hearing aid evaluation and fitting. Tinnitus evaluation and counseling.
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 ,FridayClosed ,SaturdayClosed
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Watertown Hearing Center
(315) 836-4699
200 Mullin St Sherman-Mullin Bldg Suite 101
Watertown, NY
Services
We offer a wide range of products and services including Delta Hearing devices.Click Here to vist www.my-delta.comProducts & Services:Diagnostic TestingDigital Hearing AidsFittingsFree Hearing ScreeningHearing Aid BatteriesHearing Aid EvaluationSpecialties:Hearing ScreeningHome FittingDigital Technology
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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Southern Tier Hearing Services
(607) 583-3084
7433 State Route 54
Bath, NY
Services
Comprehensive hearing evaluations for children and adultsTinnitus evaluationsHearing aid fittings, repairs and modificationsCentral auditory processing evaluationsCustom ear molds and specialty ear piecesAssistive listening devices such as amplified telephone and infrared TV listening systems
Hours
Friday09:00 AM - 04:00 PM ,SaturdayClosed
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ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP
(914) 595-5294
984 N Broadway Ste 400
Yonkers, NY
Services
Health Information Diseases and disorders of the ears, nose, throat, head, and neck negatively impact the lives of millions around the world. Our health information, created by our member physicians, provides a basic overview of diagnoses and treatment for many of these conditions.EarsConditions that impair ear function can be as minor as wax buildup or as serious as congenital deafness. This section contains valuable information about how to protect your hearing, how to recognize indications of
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SundayClosed ,Monday08:30 AM - 06:00 PM ,Tuesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Wednesday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Thursday08:30 AM - 06:30 PM ,Friday08:30 AM - 05:00 PM ,Saturday09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Mobile Hearing Services
(585) 563-9760
98 Shagbark Way
Fairport, NY
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SundayClosed
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New York Eye And Ear Infirmary
(888) 471-8163
310 East 14th Street Hearing Aid Dept.
New York, NY
Services
Our Major SpecialtiesOphthalmology (eye)Otolaryngology (ear, nose, throat)Plastic & Reconstructive SurgeryOther Medical ServicesAllergy & ImmunologyMedical PhotographyPain ManagementPathology & Laboratory MedicinePharmacyRadiologySleep CenterPatient Care ServicesNursingSocial WorkSupport GroupsNon-Medical DepartmentsAlumni AssociationContinuing Medical EducationDevelopmentHuman ResourcesMedical AffairsMedical RecordsVolunteer Services
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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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