How to treat Hyperacusis?
Are sound therapies the most suitable for the treatment of hyperacusis?
Do you suffer from hyperacusis and want to tell your story?
To recommend a treatment, it will be essential to make an exhaustive selection of the patient using the causes or etiology of their hyperacusis as the main axis.
Recommending a generic treatment without first carrying out a personalized study of the possible causes of the patient’s hyperacusis is, basically, simplistic.
We give as an example the testimony of Sara, a patient with hyperacusis of vestibular etiology (hyperacusis accompanied by dizziness and vertigo).
Sound Therapy Treatment Stories
“I have hyperacusis of vestibular origin, they treated me with sound therapy and, apart from the first few hours where I noticed some relief, the rest of the time I was nauseated, dizzy and dizzy in bed without being able to move… I had to leave her to go back to The normality”
For cases like this, it is important to cover the treatment always focusing on the causes. Individualized each case according to the etiology of their hyperacusis.
Sound Therapy Treatment Success Stories
We also want to give an optimistic testimony with sound therapy that, as we have seen, does not work for everyone. But there are some cases that can help:
On the other hand, it can be said that most patients with hyperacusis report improvement with a good diet, avoiding ultra-processed foods with a varied diet, which favors exhaustive care of the intestinal microbiota, our set of benevolent microorganisms that live in the intestine. and protect us against pathogens.
In addition, proper management of emotions: Avoiding stress and situations that cause emotional arousal, facing everything calmly and as emotionally neutral as possible, will help avoid exacerbating hyperacusis. Let’s take Marisa’s Testimony as an example:
“I tried Sound Therapy and neither got better nor worse. Over time I realized that taking care of my diet curiously improved my hyperacusis. I understood that giving my body the best fuel would be essential for a good recovery. Accompanying it, a good management of emotions has been of great help to me to improve my hyperacusis.”
Advice from patients with hyperacusis
“If you are new or you are having a relapse, don’t worry, time has always been a faithful ally and ends up improving hyperacusis. Protect yourself from sound, but without falling into the error of Overprotection; Expose yourself to sound, but without falling into the overexposure error”
Conclusion – Is there a cure for hyperacusis?
Hyperacusis continues to be a clinical enigma, and represents a serious challenge for both the professional and the patient, since it is an under-investigated area. Broadband noise and pink noise therapies are used as generic and majority treatment. But that does not mean that it works for all cases, since in many cases just the opposite happens, as we have seen in the case of Sara. In other cases, a good diet and proper management of emotions have helped to improve hyperacusis.
Many cases, like Sara’s, which have a vestibular origin, describe exposure to noise (even if it is controlled) as a kind of auditory fatigue, where they have a limited quota of sound that they can withstand well for the day, but as soon as that limit is exceeded, quota (either by volume or intensity of sound), experience vertigo, dizziness and nausea. What has worked best for them has been controlled hearing protection with earplugs: exposing themselves to sound, but controlling that limited quota of sound with which they can be comfortable, being careful not to exceed it so as not to trigger vertigo, dizziness and nausea.
But then, how to choose the right treatment for Hyperacusis? Keep reading!
How to choose the right treatment?
Visit a specialist who will propose a personalized treatment, focusing on the cause of your hyperacusis. This disease is a little researched area, and it will be a challenge for both the professional and the patient. A good rapport between the two will optimize the results.
Take care of your body with a good diet. Take care of your mind with good management of emotions. Take care of your ears with controlled sound exposure.
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