Hypercusis may negatively impact a patient’s quality of life!

Diagnostic assessment of hyperacusis should conducted by a specialised ENT-Neurootologist:

Complete ENT assessment for Hyperacusis

Laboratory and imaging studies are sometimes required to obtain the correct diagnosis or to rule out potentially serious diseases underlying tinnitus and hyperacusis.

Audiological evaluation is an inseparable and important part of hyperacusis assessment. A hearing test is almost always needed to identify any condition that involves the auditory system. This should be the first step in an audiological evaluation of hyperacusis.

Management and Treatment

There hasn’t been enough research for treatments in the management of hyperacusis.
  • Auditory integration therapy (AIT). It’s often used in autism treatment. It involves listening to music at different volumes for a period every day.
  • Medication may help manage the stress the condition can cause.
  • If you have hyperacusis, you might be tempted to use earplugs to muffle sound or stay away from social situations where there might be the kinds of sounds that bother you. While these can give you short-term relief, they can, over the long-term, make your symptoms worse. That’s because when you eventually take out your earplugs or go into a social setting, the sounds can seem even louder.
Management of Hyperacusis

Management of Hyperacusis

The treatment with intra-auricular EY-LLLT therapy is completely safe and painless. The light beam penetrates the deeper subcutaneous layers and works as curative bio-stimulation directly on the metabolism in the connective tissue which leads to:

  • rapid regeneration of the hearing cells,
  • hearing improvement and
  • normalization of tinnitus and hyperacusis


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