About Hyperacusis

The term hyperacusis describes the experience of an increased sensitivity to everyday sounds.

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People experiencing hyperacusis can report these sounds as being uncomfortably loud and impacting on daily life. Following medical consultation, therapy for hyperacusis can be offered.

Management strategies may include:

  • Explanation of hyperacusis and individual experiences.
  • Counselling.
  • Sound therapy
  • De-sensitisation programme
  • Relaxation training