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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Sensitive Hearing (Overview)

Hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) is a clinical finding in which a person is more sensitive to hearing sounds, making louder sounds uncomfortable and painful.


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Can anxiety cause extremely sensitive hearing?

Can anxiety cause extremely sensitive hearing?

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 more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
40 doctors shared insights

Sensitive Hearing (Overview)

Hyperacusis (sensitive hearing) is a clinical finding in which a person is more sensitive to hearing sounds, making louder sounds uncomfortable and painful.


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Is sensitive hearing a problem?

Is sensitive hearing a problem?

No: Use hearing protection when exposed to loud noise, is always a good precaution, but sensitive hearing is not a health voncern. ...Read more

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I have over sensitive hearing and when i smoke weed my hearing dulls down and i can manage noise. But is there something that can do that thats not il?

I have over sensitive hearing and when i smoke weed my hearing dulls down and i can manage noise. But is there something that can do that thats not il?

Sensitive hearing: Sounds like you are describing a condition called hyperacusis , where even normal everyday sounds may be uncomfortable. A treatment of progressive desensitization to sound , called trt, may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes get sensitive hearing at ballgames?

Why do I sometimes get sensitive hearing at ballgames?

Hyperacusis: Sensitive hearing could pose a problem. There are several reasons for this increased sensitivity- problems with stapes, auditory nerve, cochlea and cerebral processing of auditory impulses. See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is sensitive hearing a problem?

No: Use hearing protection when exposed to loud noise, is always a good precaution, but sensitive hearing is not a health voncern. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have over sensitive hearing?

Hyperacusis: Sensitive hearing could pose a problem. There are several reasons for this increased sensitivity- problems with stapes, auditory nerve, cochlea and cerebral processing of auditory impulses. ...Read more

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Why do I sometimes get sensitive hearing at ballgames?

Hyperacusis: Sensitive hearing could pose a problem. There are several reasons for this increased sensitivity- problems with stapes, auditory nerve, cochlea and cerebral processing of auditory impulses. See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Is sensitive hearing a problem or a symptom of something?

Hyperacusis: Sensitive hearing could pose a problem. There are several reasons for this increased sensitivity- problems with stapes, auditory nerve, cochlea and cerebral processing of auditory impulses. ...Read more

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I seem to have developed over sensitive hearing, any advice?

Hyperacusis: Sensitive hearing could pose a problem. There are several reasons for this increased sensitivity- problems with stapes, auditory nerve, cochlea and cerebral processing of auditory impulses. ...Read more