Musical ear syndrome (MES) is a phenomenon in which individuals with hearing loss experience auditory hallucinations, often in the form of music. This condition is thought to occur when the brain, deprived of input due to hearing impairment, tries to compensate by filling in the gaps with its existing knowledge of the world. Similar to tinnitus, MES is sometimes referred to as "musical tinnitus." As a result, the brain generates a variety of sounds, and in the case of MES, it selects music to fill these voids.
Musical ear syndrome is quite common in older people who suffer from hearing loss. However, it can occur in those with hearing loss at any age or in people who have worked or are working in noisy environments.
There are also several alternative methods to relieve musical ear syndrome such as: