Fort Wayne, Nov. 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fort Wayne, Indiana –
As a collective of hearing loss experts committed to keeping Americans abreast with the latest information on hearing loss, Ask An Audiologist regularly highlights symptoms, disorders and treatments related to the loss of hearing and provides sound advice to persons suffering from these problems. One such affliction is the sudden sensitivity to sounda condition known as Hyperacusis.
Hearing disorders can be debilitating and significantly impact one’s quality of life, leaving the individual feeling alone and often depressed. As distressing and confusing as hearing loss can be, a condition the opposite of it is equally frustrating—hyperacusis. It is a relatively rare disorder , afflicting one in every 50,000 people, and many who suffer from it have normal hearing but may also experience tinnitus, a ringing in the ears.
Therefore, people who suffer from hyperacusis experience a significant degree of discomfort in dealing with everyday sounds. Sounds that are normal to those with regular hearing may instead seem unbearably loud to hyperacusis sufferers.