Hearing management

Question
Posted by: TC | 2012/03/07

Q.

6 Reacts badly to Fire Crackers

Hi there

My daughter who is six seems to be very sensitive to loud noises. Where were at Sun City a few weeks ago and they had a fire work display which terrified her. She reacted the same way to the fire works as an animal would. At first I thought it was fear but when I asked her about it she said that she hates the loud noise it makes her ear vibrate and her ear ziiiiiiiiings afterwards.
This is not the first time it has happened. I have noticed that she freaks with the sound of a Drill, hand drying machine, and Kids screaming at school (this has improved a bit).
I have made an appointment with an audiologist but I would just like to hear your opinion.

Expert's Reply

A.

Hearing Expert

Hi! Based on the detailed description this could be possible hyperacusis {an over-sensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound, specifically a reduced tolerance to normal environmental sound}. Hyperacusis may also be related to other conditions. However, this is not conclusive in the least and mere speculation at best. It could possibly be behavioral which could pass in time, if this is the case then just be sensitive to her needs. Only upon an appropriate consultation and detailed assessment by an Audiologist can correct conclusions be formed. Please follow up with regard to progress and outcomes post consultation.

Kind regards...

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Posted by: Breno | 2012/03/17

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2012/03/17

Hi! Based on the detailed description this could be possible hyperacusis {an over-sensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound, specifically a reduced tolerance to normal environmental sound}. Hyperacusis may also be related to other conditions. However, this is not conclusive in the least and mere speculation at best. It could possibly be behavioral which could pass in time, if this is the case then just be sensitive to her needs. Only upon an appropriate consultation and detailed assessment by an Audiologist can correct conclusions be formed. Please follow up with regard to progress and outcomes post consultation.

Kind regards...

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