Poll: Which of the Following Would You Describe as Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Briann, Dec 2, 2015.

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Which of the following would you describe as Hyperacusis? (You can select more than one)

  1. Everyday sounds are perceived as louder than normal. No other symptoms present.

  2. Everyday sounds cause immediate physical pain. No other symptoms present.

  3. Everyday sounds cause delayed physical pain. No other symptoms present.

  4. Everyday sounds increase tinnitus activity. No other symptoms present.

  5. Everyday sounds are perceived as distorted. No other symptoms present.

  6. Everyday sounds increase anxiety. No other symptoms present.

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    1. Sometimes it is tough to judge what someone means when they say they have hyperacusis. Thought this poll might give a snapshot of what people mean. Each answer assumes no other symptoms are present to help clear up definitions. Obviously people with hyperacusis usually have many of the symptoms listed.
       
    2. Atlantis

      Atlantis Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      02/2014
      Good idea for poll. Completed.
       
    3. kmohoruk
      Nerdy

      kmohoruk Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2005
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise, Ear Infection, TMJ
      I would say in my case that it's certain loud or high frequency sounds that are loud for me - like sudden ones. Car horn going off, bell ringing, Kid screaming suddenly, slamming door. I am usually pretty good with everyday sounds though
       
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    4. I think being sensitive to suddens sounds is common and there are physiological reasons for why that might be. Maybe this just falls under mild or moderate hyperacusis. When people say everyday sounds, I think they actually mean sounds that wouldn't be expected to cause pain or discomfort.
       
    5. Danny Boy
      Cheerful

      Danny Boy Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection
      When I had hyperacusis it was the amplification that annoyed me the most..Everything was so so loud. I feel for anyone who suffers from it. Thanks for the poll, I'm sure it will enlighten people about the condition ^_^.
       
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    6. canyonero

      canyonero Member

      Location:
      Eastern US
      Tinnitus Since:
      7/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma?
      People need to stop using words with so many friggen S'sssssssssss in them that's my gripe.
       
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    7. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Seems to me that the definition of hyperacusis alternates between outright loudness and searing frequency shifts, sometimes with blending of the two. I think that physical pain occurs when myoclonus comes along for the ride.
       
    8. PaulBe

      PaulBe Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Cairns
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Probably sound, though never proven
      Briann good to see you over here. I think certain characters at HN spend too much time dishing out amateur diagnoses based on their own personal experiences alone.
       
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