Hyperacusis? Sensitivity?

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    1. Kevin1234

      Kevin1234 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Hi guys,

      I was wondering if I indeed have hyperacusis or some sort of ear problem, whenever I hear the sound of aluminum foil crackling or medicine foil crackling a weird kind of quiet thud sound gets produced but it doesn't cause any pain or distress to me at all. The same occurs when I move around a bunch of ice cubes in a tray which causes the same thud sound. The thud sounds only occur at the same time that I am moving the ice cubes or crackling the aluminum foil. Do any of you guys have any idea what this could be?
       
    2. lapidus

      lapidus Member

      Location:
      Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      1999
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced
      TTTS - Tonic Tensor Tympani Syndrome.
       
    3. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      I was going to ask the same !

      I get a distorted sound in my hearing with old car breaks, not all of them but certain cars seem to make my ears flutter - I don't get any pain either ??

      I think there is some kind of sound sensitivity going onto certain frequencies , and so I don't think this is full on Hyoeracusis either ?
       
    4. Kevin1234

      Kevin1234 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      @Tommi_boi

      Hey I'm glad there is someone out there with some similar symptoms as I. I don't get any fluttering sensation or pain at all whenever these things occur, and I don't think I have hyperacusis either cause I can listen to loud sounds well without any reaction. Does your problem occur with metallic objects? For example, whenever I tap a ceramic bowl or a plate with a metal spoon it causes a weird vibration feeling in my left ear but it doesn't hurt at all. And whenever I crinkle aluminum foil it also doesn't hurt either but something in my ear mimics the pattern of the crinkling as a drum/thud like sound.
       
    5. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      Ye I would say mine is pretty close to you , it's mostly with metallic objects but only higher frequency metallic objects.

      Loud sounds are no problem either, I think what we have is sound sensitivity to a certain frequency / sound.

      Yours is to metallic dishes like you say, and mine is to higher sounds because of that dumb ambulance !

      I don't get any pain and loud sounds don't cause me problems either , but sounds like car breaks become distorted - not nice !
       
    6. Sebastians

      Sebastians Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      13/10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Guitars, loud girls and guns
      Same here, i get massively uncomfortable when certain cars break but my ears can withstand a 75-80db bar for one hour..
      Also my left ear thumps to certain sounds, like putting a glas on the sink etc.
      Keys and keychains usd to freak me out too, as they stood out on the streets. Could hear a person's keys from across the street on a busy to road. Also beeps at the supermarket, squeeky wheels from bicycles etc. Also certain stuff in television, like a swordfight in GOT would sound weird, almost 3d in a sense. Symptoms are getting less and less though. Now it's just the cars that are still annoying.
      Maybe it's some form of recruitment?
       
    7. Tommi_boi
      Relaxed

      Tommi_boi Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      01/04/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise Induced
      I don't think Its recruitment , it's a developing of hearing hypersensitivity from most likely acoustic shock.

      Your ears simply regard high frequency sounds as dangerous and the muscles in your ear have spasms causing them to 'flutter ' - that's an answer I got from a hearing specialist for mine as my own H came from standing next to an ambulance siren go off.. .

      Funny, Sebastians I know EXACTLY what you mean with keys and for me it was even metallic zips off women's handbags and people's rucksacks.

      My own H I feel has improved too, although the occasional car break still gets me though .

      I am now soo careful when I'm out , I'm literally looking behind my shoulder for sirens from cops and especially ambulances - here in London they are too loud.. isn't it Ironic that an ambulance injured me - or my hearing to be precise
       
    8. mrdude1234

      mrdude1234 Member

      I have slight hyperacusis and my left ear also vibrates/flutters when it is quiet and sounds are coming from my right side.

      I had a one week period where I couldn't sleep, where my ear would completely go on the fritz and flutter like crazy when I was about to fall asleep. It was quite hellish. I've been referred to an ENT but not sure if I should go and get this vibrating/fluttering/hyperacusis thing checked out.
       

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