Hyperacuss is when a person perceives sound to be louder and more disruptive than others around them. Some call it sound sensitivity, and others call it decreased sound tolerance. Hyperacusis can make activities of daily life difficult or even painful. Some with hyperacusis find it a minor annoyance, others may be severely impacted by it.
This appointment is suited for those with decreased sound tolerance, or pain/discomfort when in the presence of sound that others seem to tolerate well. A thorough case history will be conducted, followed by in-depth diagnostic testing that includes loudness dIscomfort ratings to diagnose hyperacusis. It is available at our Seattle location. If you experience both tinnitus and hyperacusis please schedule a tinnitus evaluation and note that hyperacusis is a concern as well.
(Available at our Seattle location)