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Home Remedies For Hyperacusis
Probably not: These symptoms may or may not be related and are non-specific. Hyperacussis or intolerance to loud noises is usually an inner ear symptom whereas light headedness is more central, that is, for example decreased oxygenation to the brain. It is important to know that light headedness is not a symptom of inner ear disease, whereas true vertigo (spinning) is. Check blood pressure and r/o anemia. ...Read more
I have hyperacusis, mostly with high tones and s-like tones. Can these tones actually damage my ears (even at low volumes)?
Depends: Finding the reason for your decreased sound tolerance is important to determine if excess exposure to sounds will lead to damage. Usually there is no risk for damage from normal levels of sound exposure even if the sounds are perceived as loud. A thorough audiological evaluation will determine the nature and possibly the cause of your sound sensitivity. From there your question can be answered ...Read more