by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
Over the past few years I have been conducting a large-scale study of people who experience Musical Ear Syndrome (MES). To date I have collected the stories of more than 1,500 people.
As time permits, I have been compiling and analyzing the vast amount of information collected in order to learn more about MES.
Recently I totally rewrote the article “Musical Ear Syndrome, The Phantom Voices, Ethereal Music & Other Spooky Sounds Many Hard of Hearing People Secretly Experience” that I originally posted on the Center’s website back in 2005.
In this first major update to this article, I have incorporated some of the preliminary results from this research project. This better helps us all understand exactly what MES is, the characteristics of people with MES, some common triggers of MES and a number of things people can do to help bring their MES under control. You can read this updated article here.
Interestingly enough, there has been a surge of interest in the subject of MES this past year. As a result, my book on Musical Ear Syndrome, called Phantom Voices, Ethereal Music & Other Spooky Sounds is now my best-selling book—for the first time knocking Ototoxic Drugs Exposed out of the first place position it has consistently held for the past number of years. If you want to learn even more about MES, you can order this book from the Center’s website.