Sensitivity to sounds / hardened hearing (intolerance to hearing sound) what are the causes and treatment

 


We live in a world full of noise.  Sensitivity to loud sounds, may be a really common problem.


 For some individuals, the loud noises may hurt them more than others.  Thus, it greatly affects their lifestyle and quality.


 Everyday activities like walking down the street, going to a movie at the movies, or attending a dinner invitation at the restaurant, all these normal, normal things become a nuisance and unbearable!


 If the person's sensitivity to hearing sounds is very severe.  May cause discomfort and pain!


 Hearing loss problem:


 It is a disturbance of the perception of noise.  It affects 1 in 50,000 people.


 Noisy perception, is the distinction of sound that is related to the physical properties of its intensity.  (In the simplest sense, we distinguish a loud sound according to its true intensity as being low. And we distinguish a loud sound according to its characteristics and its true intensity as a loud one).


 But when there is this problem, when we hear a sound.  The brain amplifies the density of the sound.  Sounds seem louder than they really are.  (So ​​we distinguish a low sound, contrary to its characteristics and true intensity, as a loud one!).


 Most of the time, the loud noises occur suddenly and are high-pitched.


 In addition, many people with reduced hearing also suffer from inner ear pain or a feeling of pressure in the ears.


 Other types of hearing sensitivity include:


 If some sounds make you angry.  You may have a mesophony (disturbed by sounds) or a voice sensitivity syndrome. If it is some sounds, you are worried.  You may have phobia or noisy phobia, or sometimes you may have a problem with your ears, and difficulty adjusting between quiet and noisy sounds.


 Symptoms associated with severe hearing loss:


 If the usual everyday sounds, they become a nuisance to you.  And it feels higher than it should be, to the point that it can sometimes be painful.  Then you may be suffering from a severe hearing problem.


 If this problem exists, you may be affected by the following sounds:


 Such as the sound of coins, the barking of a dog, the sound of a car engine, the sound of chewing food, or the sound of a vacuum cleaner.


 Sensitivity to this noise may affect relationships, school, work, and daily behavior in general.


 This problem may affect one or both ears.  This problem may appear suddenly, or develop gradually over time.


 When a person suffers from high sensitivity to noise.  This may lead to states of anxiety and depression.


 This leads the person to isolation and avoid the places he used to enjoy being in previously. He may avoid walking with his children to the bus stop to the school, to avoid hearing the sound of children or the sounds of the car engine. He may feel disturbed by the sound of washing dishes at home. He may avoid attending events and invitations, for not  He endures hearing voices, which later creates fear of noise and isolation from society.


 Types of severe hearing loss:


 There are four main categories of hearing loss:


 Loud, disturbing, painful, or frightening hearing loss


 Causes of severe hearing loss:


 Generally, a hearing loss does not develop on its own.  Rather, it may occur as a result of several diseases or health problems.


 Among the problems leading to reduced hearing, we mention the following:


 Change in hearing as a result of aging Exposure to trauma and loud noises Take certain medications or undergo medical procedures Depression Cases Exposure to trauma to the head Autism


 In normal cases:


 The ears are designed to dampen the harmful effects of loud noises.


 For people with severe hearing or sensitivity to sounds:


 There is a defect in the mechanism of the ear's work in performing its function.


 Scientific theories indicate that the auditory nerve fibers were selectively damaged.  While the hair cells that allow us to hear the pure sound are still intact, other studies indicate that the cause is a malfunction of the facial nerve.  As a result, the stapes muscle, in the middle ear, is unable to suppress loud sounds.


 But these are still assumptions and research and studies are ongoing.  Until now, there is no clear definitive reason for the problem of decreased hearing in some individuals.


 Health problems leading to hearing sensitivity:


 The main cause of sensitivity to sounds is not completely known.  This problem may appear alone.  Or it may be accompanied by another health problem.


 For example:


 Tinnitus, head injury, rheumatoid arthritis, non-migraine, Williams syndrome


 When should you consult a doctor:


 If you feel that the daily sounds are too loud.


 You may need to consult an audiologist, for further investigations, and an evaluation of your health status.


 Available treatment options:


 Difficulty hearing can be treated if it is the result of another health problem, such as migraine, head injury or Lyme disease.


 If there is no apparent cause for this problem, your doctor may prescribe treatment to help relieve sensitivity to everyday sounds.


 And the treatment in this case is the following:


 Voice therapy, to get you used to everyday sounds again.  This may include wearing a small piece in the ear that creates white noise.


 White noise is a mixture of continuous sounds at specific frequencies.  So that the ear can hear it and distinguish it.


 Or rely on cognitive behavioral therapy, to change the way you think about hearing loss and reduce the severity of your anxiety, if any.


 The most important tips to overcome the problem of severe hearing:


 Rely on some relaxation techniques Not using earplugs, unless you really need them, for another reason. Not avoiding noisy places.  This will make you more sensitive to noise.

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