Hyperacusis Treatment in London

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Hyperacusis is a disorder that affects loudness perception. People with hyperacusis typically exhibit an oversensitivity to various sounds, finding many to be painfully loud. The condition is found in both children and adults, affecting approximately 1 in 50,000 individuals. As of this writing, there is no cure for hyperacusis but there are a variety of treatment options that can mitigate some of the more odious symptoms. If you are afflicted with hyperacusis Harley Street AVM offer expert hyperacusis treatment in Harley Street, London.

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There are numerous potential causes for hyperacusis, including but not limited to:

Repeated exposure to loud noises: Data suggests people exposed to loud noises for prolonged periods of time are more susceptible to developing hyperacusis. That includes musicians, fans of loud music and construction workers.

A sudden extremely loud noise: People who have survived bombings, been close to explosions and those who were in close proximity to gunshots sometimes develop hyperacusis.

Damage to the facial nerve: It is believed that damage to the facial nerve that controls the stapedius muscle can cause hyperacusis. The stapedius muscle is tasked with regulating sound intensity.

Nearly 90% of people with hyperacusis also report experiencing tinnitus.

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Hyperacusis Diagnosis

The first step in hyperacusis treatment in Harley Street, London is accurate diagnosis. The experts at Harley Street AVM will typically base their diagnosis on:

  • Your personal history: Have you spent long hours listening to loud music in clubs, or do you work in a profession that exposes you to loud noises?
  • An ear exam: Our experts conduct a thorough ear exam looking for structural abnormalities inside the ear that might cause your hyperacusis.
  • A hearing test: We often perform a hearing test or hearing tests including measures of inner ear hair cell function in order to determine if there is an underlying hearing loss.. 

Hyperacusis Treatment in Harley Street, London

Hyperacusis can have a significant negative impact on a person’s quality of life if left untreated. If you believe you suffer from hyperacusis contact the experts at Harley Street AVM to arrange an appointment by calling 020 3480 9630, filling out the contact form on our site or by writing to us at: info@harleyavm.com.


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