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Causes Of Hyperacusis
I have tinnitus and hyperacusis caused by TMD. Does TMD damage my ears and will it get worse over time?
It can: Tmj/tmd can exhibit many symptoms, including tinnitus (ringing in the ear and neck pain. But a neck problem can also be causing the TMJ and/or the tinnitus. So it can be related or maybe not. Many people have tinnitus without having any TMJ issues. I would try and see an ent. Tinnitus is a difficult problem to solve. Sometimes it can be caused by poor blood flow from the neck up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any your conditions similar to hyperacusis that are caused by sinus blockage of some sort and would make me sensitive to white noise?
Sinus or migraine: Sinus disease and migraine headaches often are confused. Many patients with migraine have facial pain and are bothered by bright light and sounds. They also may experience visual changes prior to be headache coming on. Sinus disease usually has nasal obstruction fever and nasal discharge. An evaluation either by an otolaryngologist comfortable in treating migraine or neurologist may help. ...Read more
Ringing& hyperacusis sympt. Cant handle white noise, overexposure causes to sound tinny half deaf & loud ring.Exasterbated by sinus congestion?
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Anxiety: Anxiety can cause different symptoms the sensory responses to certain stimuli can be very exaggerated or intense.Hypersensitivity to touch light sounds can be one of these best will be to get an assessment to find other causes and get treatment if needed all the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?
Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, i don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more
No: It normally causes a transient decrease in hearing. ...Read more