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Hyperacusis?

Discussion in 'Audiology [ Au.D ]' started by 4chan, Feb 22, 2007.

  1. 4chan

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    Hi, I have hyperacusis, and I realise this isn't the best place to ask for advice. I have been to two doctors within the last month for it, and it's empirical to me that not many doctors are familiar with the syptom. I am making an appointment with an Audiologist/ENT, and was wondering if Audiologists (commonly) have a wide or any knowledge on the subject of Hyperacusis.

    (If not, will I be reffered for a third time to a specialist then >.<!?)

    Thanks
     
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    As a student in a Doctor of Audiology program, I have been introduced to the topic but a more thorough explanation of hyperacusis is provided later in my coursework. Hyperacusis is within the scope of practice of an Audiologist. I hope your Audiologist or ENT is able to provide you with the information you need.
     
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    4chan

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    Thank you, this helps me feel much more confident that I wont be tossed over again. :p

    (appt. in two days :oops:)
     
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    Hope your appt went OK. It sounds like a particularly nasty thing to me - I was once tested for it, as apparently with my pattern of hearing loss it's very common. I don't have it, but I do have an incredibly high tolerance for very loud sounds. The audiologist wouldn't take the sounds any louder for fear of damaging my already pretty meagre hearing further, and I was just sitting there, saying, "Yes it's loud. No it doesn't hurt".
     
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    Just a reminder that SDN supports informative posts (e.g. more info about hyperacusis) but does not support personal, medical advice.
     
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    I know it's kinda late to reply about how my Appt. went, but it went actually okay. I'm a little dissapointed about my results because apparently I have, Hyperacusis,Selective Soft Sound Sensitivity, and Tinnitus!

    I'm doing better with this Tinnitus Retraining Therapy (sp?). Well thanks for your advice, and I'm glad I found a specialist within my area.
     
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