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LIVING WITH HYPERACUSIS

 

Hyperacusis is the term given to an intolerance or oversensitivity to some everyday sounds that causes significant distress and affects a person's day-to-day activities and can be a difficult condition to live with. It can vary quite a lot. For example, the over sensitivity can vary from some people finding certain noises particularly annoying or extremely uncomfortable or experiencing pain when hearing ordinary sounds and sometimes a fear of certain noises. Hyperacusis affects people of all ages and is quite common in children. It may just be a minor nuisance for some, but for many it can have a major impact on their life.

 

SYMPTOMS OF HYPERACUSIS

 

Hyperacusis can either start suddenly or develop gradually over time. When someone with hyperacusis hears noise, they may:
 

  • feel uncomfortable for no apparent reason
  • feel angry, tense, distressed, or anxious (Particularly in children)
  • cover their ears or try to get away from the noise (Particularly in children)
  • experience pain – hyperacusis can be very painful for some people

 

Some people become afraid of sound and avoid noisy situations, causing them to become socially isolated. School and work life can suffer because of Hyperacusis as it can be very difficult to concentrate. The good thing about Hyperacusis is you don’t have to live with it and treatment is available.

 

HOW WE CAN HELP WITH HYPERACUSIS

 

At The Hearing Practice Hyperacusis is easily treated with the use of sound therapy and informational counselling.

At your first appointment, you will be examined and your hearing may be tested to determine any underlying cause for the Hyperacusis. Other tests may be recommended to determine the type and levels of sound causing a reaction and then you will be put on a desensitisation programme. This uses sound therapy, information counselling and a variety of exercises and techniques to reduce the sound sensitivity back to normal.

Fiona Bateson has successfully treated Hyperacusic patients for 25 years so if you think you or your child has Hyperacusis please contact The Hearing Practice for a Hyperacusis appointment.

 

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

 

"We didn’t know our 6yr old had Hyperacusis until she started crying when we were in noisy places or at her friends’ birthday parties. She also complained that school was a noisy place and didn’t like going to school. Having seen Fiona for one appointment she tested and assessed Elisa, gave us all the advice and tactics we needed to and within a few weeks she wasn’t as sensitive to noise anymore and after a month she was cured. We couldn’t believe the improvement in her and would recommend Fiona to anyone with this problem. Thank you Fiona"

 

 

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