Symptom s of hyperacusis

Hyperacusis can either start suddenly or develop gradually over time.

When someone with the condition hears noise, they may:

  • feel uncomfortable
  • cover their ears or try to get away from the noise
  • feel angry, tense, distressed, or anxious
  • experience pain hyperacusis can be very painful for some people

Some people become afraid of sound and avoid noisy situations, causing them to become socially isolated. School and work life can also sufferas it can be very difficult to concentrate.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018