Anyone Have Moderate Hyperacusis? Crockery, Light Switches and Household Sounds Causing Discomfort

Discussion in 'Support' started by Andymo, Jun 2, 2020.

    1. Andymo

      Andymo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early May 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible earbuds and/oxoticity
      Hi.

      Does anyone have what could be termed moderate hyperacusis?

      By this I mean not the full on ear-pain torturing form?

      Forgive my naivety because there are so many degrees of this vile condition.

      Mine is mainly discomfort in feedback from frequencies such as the usual crockery, light switches. In fact just sound waves in our small house. TV, music and outdoor sounds, cars etc are fine... so far... without tempting fate.

      Thanks.

      A
       
    2. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      I have had very severe hyperacusis that was completely cured using white noise generators as part of TRT. Hyperacusis or oversensitivity to sound can be treated. Sometimes it will improve on it's own over time. Since you have just acquired tinnitus with oversensitivity to sound (hypercusis) there is a good chance your symptoms will improve, and you may not necessarily need specialist treatment of kind I've mentioned above or be referred to an Audiologist, that specialises in noise induced tinnitus. Please click on the links below and read my posts on tinnitus and hyperacusis. Please see the link highlighted in red that relates to hyperacusis or oversensitivity to sound and how to treat it.

      All the best
      Michael

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/new-to-tinnitus-what-to-do.12558/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-a-personal-view.18668/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/hyperacusis-as-i-see-it.19174/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/acquiring-a-positive-mindset.23969/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/tinnitus-and-the-negative-mindset.23705/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/the-habituation-process.20767/
      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/is-positivity-important.23150/
       
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      Andymo

      Andymo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early May 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible earbuds and/oxoticity
      Many thanks @Michael Leigh

      This is exactly the kind of positive and encouraging news I need to hear in my current dark world.

      You've given me hope.

      Thank you!
       
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    4. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      @Andymo

      You are welcome.

      Exposure to loud noise is the most common cause of tinnitus and hyperacusis (oversensitivity to sound) Headphones, earbuds, Airpods, headset are the main culprits. Please keep away from headphones etc and read my post: New to tinnitus what to do. Use low level sound enrichment at night. You'll be fine with time so try not to worry. If you're feeling stressed, which isn't unusual with early onset of tinnitus, have a word with your doctor.

      Take care
      Michael
       
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    5. Orions Pain
      Dreaming

      Orions Pain Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music
      I’d say this is more mild hyperacusis than anything.
       
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      Andymo

      Andymo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early May 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible earbuds and/oxoticity
      Hi @Michael Leigh.

      Sorry to bother you.

      Would you mind if I have a quick chat with you?

      Thanks

      Andy
       
    7. Michael Leigh

      Michael Leigh Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Brighton, UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      April /1996
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      A quick chat how? Do you mean by telephone?
       
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      Andymo

      Andymo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early May 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible earbuds and/oxoticity
      Yes.

      07970 757462. I will delete after sending this.
       
    9. T_Almost_Gone

      T_Almost_Gone Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Bupropion nalextrone
      Hi @Andymo I had what you describe for a week or so when i started on webutrin - right before full T developed.
       
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      Andymo

      Andymo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Early May 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible earbuds and/oxoticity
      Hi @T_Almost_Gone,

      Thankfully I don't have the full H shooting match and sound sensitivity is improving at glacial speed, quite a normal occurence after reading 100s of hours over the past 2 months on this lifeline forum. TTTS has been a big annoyance but this is now ebbing.

      My biggest issue is pain in the affected ear which is truly capricious: it comes and goes when it likes and has been stopping me sleeping. 1hr per night sleep last 3 nights.

      The biggest oddity is I do NOT get any pain as result of noise. Weird. May investigate trapped neck nerve or spine misalignment as I am a serious road cyclist.

      How are you symptoms now?

      A
       
    11. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      Only that it is not true that TRT or white noise generators cure hyperacusis... sorry to be realistic.
       
    12. Juan

      Juan Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      08/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Several causes
      It sounds like slight noise sensitivity. For doing the dishes: just turn on the radio to mask sound, see if that helps with sound peaks for crockery. For light switches... I don't know what kind of switches you are referring to, but usually these can be pressed without making almost any sound at all.
       

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