Can You Be Deaf with Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Jesse Pinkman, Feb 23, 2015.

    1. Jesse Pinkman
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      Jesse Pinkman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      Can people with severe hyperacusis trade their hearing to get rid of it? I know that this is not necessarily the case with tinnitus, but what about hyperacusis? Does anyone know?
       
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    2. stacey
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      stacey Member

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/15/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I hope somebody has the answer to this, I am very curious about this as well.
       
    3. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
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      Jesse Pinkman
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      Jesse Pinkman Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
    5. erik
      Breezy

      erik Manager Staff Benefactor

      Location:
      Washington State, USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      04/15/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Most likely hearing loss
      That I do not know since pain is neuro and in the brain.
       
    6. Lena C.

      Lena C. Member

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      I don't know but hearing loss increases tinnitus, so it's dangerous.
       
    7. Robb09
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      Robb09 Member

      Location:
      Canada
      Tinnitus Since:
      3/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      buzzing shaver/laptop fan whine/pellet gun/music/caff/wax/ eardrum red
      I'm profoundly deaf and I got hyperacusis.
       
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    8. Brian Thompson

      Brian Thompson Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      You are 100% deaf and still experience hyperacusis? I am just looking for clarification, because my hyperacusis has gotten to the point that I will surgically induce deafness if that will fix it.
       
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    9. dingaling
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      dingaling Member

      Location:
      London UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably loud music
      Hyperacusis is normally associated with normal hearing. A different phenomenon - recruitment, is associated with hearing loss in which one's dynamic range is reduced

      @Robb09 Do you wear hearing aids or have a cochlear implant? If you find (intense) sounds too loud, then your devices might need adjusting - however in my experience, profoundly deaf people who wear hearing aids don't like compression (that cushions sharp noises)
       
    10. victoria9273
      Hysterical

      victoria9273 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      I have hyperacusis
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Use of earphones
      I think I understand this thread and also don't understand. Nevertheless I think this thread is interesting.
       
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    11. robHing

      robHing Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA, NJ
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Wow... this is really painful.
       
    12. Taylorslay
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      Taylorslay Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Orlando Florida
      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Years of excessively loud headphone use
      Do some research on drugs that people have found benificial. See if you can get your hands on them.

      I've heard things like keppra or gabapentin. Everyone's different. But do mind these drugs have nasty side effects sometimes. But tbh if your H is that severe, I don't think it will matter.
       
    13. I cannot decide which is worse deafnesss or H
       
    14. dingaling
      Relaxed

      dingaling Member

      Location:
      London UK
      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      unknown, probably loud music
      I can't think of any ENT in the world who would destroy hearing just to get rid of hyperacusis.

      Reducing stress and hypervigilance is the way out of hyperacusis along with controlled sound therapy and desensitization
       

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