How to Diagnose Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis is a condition of oversensitivity of ears to sound or noise. Its main cause is noise pollution or an uneven sound volume, which causes irritation and rash behaviour on part of the listener. You might not be aware of it for any reason, but depending on a number of factors, a person can guess if they have Hyperacusis. For example, a chronicle ringing in the ears is the simplest possible diagnostic symptom when you can know that you have become oversensitive to sound. In addition to ringing, you may get uneasy and annoyed quickly over listening to a louder sound.


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    Irritation and Pain

    Feeling irritation and pain in ears is one of the symptoms indicating a person has hyperacusis. The level or intensity of pain irritation can be different depending on the sound volume. These conditions can also cause development of a rather rash behaviour by the affected person.

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    Base Thresholds  For Sounds

    It is essential that sound level for both ears of the person who is suffering from Hyperacusis is measured. It is possible that one ear is affected more than other, depending on their exposure level respectively. An audiologist normally base their diagnostic findings on measurement of sound effect to both ears, not just one.

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    Loud Sound Discomfort Level

    Another way to know if a person has Hyperacusis is to measure discomfort level of sound to both ears. This can be done by fluctuating sound volume at the same time. Although the level of discomfort can be different to both ears, it affects the person overall. A person exposed to louder volume reacts promptly with rash behaviour irrespective of the question which ear is affected more.

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    Monitoring Overtime

    The condition of Hyperacusis can also be measured by monitoring the level of sound effect on a person's ears for a longer period of time. This can help to identify uneven behaviour being shown by an affected person to sound. A person might feel no problem in listening to a louder sound at a time, while react more severely at other. This can also lead to know if there are any associated reasons that complement the level of sound effect on the person's ear. For example, if a person is very tired mentally, they might need or prefer some rest and at that time louder sound can make them go crazy.

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