What You Should Know About Sensitive Hearing[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On August 10, 2011 Under Tinnitus
When it comes to our ears, we should be able to understand that there are plenty of conditions that can actually affect it. We are not just talking about mild conditions that can easily be treated with simple medicines or cures but also those that can really change how we normally live. One of the ear problems that can be very debilitating is sensitive hearing or hyperacusis.
Here are some of the facts that you should know about this condition:
• This kind of ear condition is normally characterized by the sensitivity not only to loud levels of noises but to different kinds of noises including environmental sounds. Sadly, for those who have it, they may find it very difficult to tolerate noises even those that are very soft or have very low levels.
• Apart from the sensitivity to noises, tinnitus or the incessant ears ringing noise also comes with this condition. Apart from that, hyperacusis also bring about other kinds of health problems including stress, loss of balance, nausea and dizziness.
• When it comes to what causes it, one of the most common culprits of hearing sensitivity is the exposure to loud levels of sounds. It has been said that this exposure, whether it is repeated or sudden, damages the inner ear. But apart from the exposure to high levels of sounds, other causes of hyperacusis include head injuries, Meniere’s disease, migraine, ear infections and TMJ disorders.
• The most common treatment for this condition is the retraining therapy which is also a tinnitus remedy. It uses noise maskers that produce broadband noise to help those who have sensitivity in hearing rebuild their tolerance to the different kinds of noises in the environment.