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February 10, 1975

Musical Hallucinations in Deafness

Author Affiliations

From the Neurological Unit, Boston City Hospital (Drs. Ross, Sabin, and Geschwind), the departments of neurology, Harvard and Tufts medical school and the Boston Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic (Drs. Jossman and Bell), the departments of neurology and otolaryngology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston.

JAMA. 1975;231(6):620-622. doi:10.1001/jama.1975.03240180056018

Formed auditory hallucinations associated with acquired deafness have seldom been reported in the English literature. In the past year we have had the unusual opportunity of examining two deaf patients whose complaint when first seen was that of hearing music.

(JAMA 231:620-621, 1975)