Yea. They tell you it's anxiety and so you keep exposing yourself while telling your brain "good thoughts " LOL..yea been there, did that, and nada. You know another thing, no one wants to believe that your worse for unknown reasons cause it scares the shit of them so they play the anxiety card..like its all in your head and its all anxiety..Yea, of course I have fing anxiety, hyperacusis is like a disease that doesn't belong in this world..Sounds hurt? is that a joke? No, sadly it isn't! Sounds can make you want to jump off a bridge? Not a joke..Reactive T and H is horrific and a problem with the ears/ brain/ nerves and sure, maybe anxiety makes it feel worse but it certainly isn't just getting a hold of your anxiety and everything will be all good.."just listen to sounds that aren't harmful, and dont fear ones that hurt, don't overprotect, desensitize"..etc..haven't we seen enough cases already to know that isnt ALWAYS true?!! Anyway..what do I know..only researched for 2 solid years..but I basically know enough that I know absolutely nothing. I could be a Tibetan Monk...I bet I would still have H...actually I bet it be worse with that chanting. I am not always " sunshine and rainbows" and my apologies for that... sometimes I get heated about this as its severely ruining my life. *Deep Breath* or 3... Namaste Good Evening.