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I am just wondering if anyone else experiences hyperacusis.
I had sudden sensorineural hearing loss and labrynthritis types of symptoms which started in December. I don't know at what point following that I developed very loud tinnitus and also hyperacusis. The tinnitus is pretty constant, but I try not to focus on it. Hoewever, although my right hear has a hearing loss of between -80 and -90bD (basically it's profoundly deaf and can hear no sound) it does respond adversely to noises by creating non-noises in my ear. Basically it's like the sound of a tin of keys being shaken loudly in my ear in time with the noises around me. This includes responding like this to the sound of my own voice.
I just wondered if anyone else has a similar thing and if they've found any ways of dealing with it. I have tried avoiding noise, but I'm back at work full time and I work in a primary school, so keeping away from noise is not really an option, and I have to use my voice.
I'm starting to get quite desperate, as when I'm in the queit all I hear is the tinnitus and when it's noisy I have the hyperacusis. Sometimes I just wish I could just take my damaged inner ear away.
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