Hyperacusis Assessment and Management
What is Hyperacusis?
Hyperacusis is a disorder in which a person finds intolerance to sounds otherwise it seems normal to most people. People who suffer from hyperacusis may find normal environmental sounds too loud. However it can vary from person to person as for an example, some may find loud noise not tolerable while some people may find certain noise particularly annoying. The severity of hearing sensitivity to sounds varies from a minor nuisance to have a major impact on a person’s life. It can affect any age group and is quite common in children.
Symptoms of Hyperacusis
A person suffering from hyperacusis may show symptoms such as ear pain, distress, and general intolerance to normal environmental sounds. Some of the symptoms are written below:
- Feel uncomfortable.
- Cover their ears or strive to flee from the noise.
- Feel angry & tensed.
- Distressed or anxious
Causes of Hyperacusis: There are some conditions associated with hyperacusis are written below:
- A Migraine
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Meniere’s disease
Treatments of Hyperacusis: There are no specific restorative surgical or medical treatments that can help with hyperacusis. Although, below-written techniques can help you:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Lifestyle Changes