Examination For Hyperakusis Disease?
Afternoon, I’m a girl and I’m 17 years old. After seeing its characteristics I thought I was hyperacusis, but I didn’t want to be self diagnosed. So, where should I check to see if I am hyperacusis or not? to the ENT? or a psychologist because this is enough to affect mentally? If I go to the ENT what should I say to check the hyperacusis to the receptionist? R nThank you.
Hello, Jenna188, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Hyperacusis is a condition where there is an increase in sensitivity / sensitivity to sounds in the daily environment. Patients with hyperacusis can feel very disturbed and consider noisy to sounds that are ordinary to others. Some of them can also feel pain, anxiety, stress on certain sounds. Hyperacusis is often accompanied by tinnitus (a sense of buzzing, ringing, hissing in the ears). Indeed, hyperakusis often interfere with the quality of life of sufferers.
The causes of hyperakusis can vary, for example there are disorders of the facial nerve or inner ear due to viral infections, a history of head injury, meniere's disease, migraine, damage to the ear due to certain drugs or poisons, depression, etc. To determine the cause and treatment of hyperacusis, an examination by an ENT specialist should be done. The doctor will dig up information about symptoms that occur, medical history, as well as conducting physical examinations, especially on the ears, nose, and throat. A hearing examination will also be performed to see the hearing function.
So, if you experience symptoms of hyperacusis, you can go to the ENT specialist doctor for a complete examination. You can tell the receptionist that you have complaints related to the ear (for example: too sensitive to hear everyday sounds, feel disturbed when hearing everyday sounds, etc.) so you want to see an ENT specialist.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.