Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ELl | 2012/02/07

Q.

sensitive to sound

good day
i have a 3.5yrs old boy, ever since i can remember he has been sensitive to sound, it has come to a point where he now complains when i open a tap of water or switch on the aircon in the car, he covers his ears and screams saying its too loud.when he was a baby i couldn''t take him to parties cos he''d cry the whole time but i just thought it was just being in an unusual environment. should i be worried? what could be the problem? thanking you in advance

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is a rather common problem with the medical name of 'hyperacusis'. You can read a lot more about this condition on Google: enter "hyperacusis' It would be best to take your son to be seen by an audiologist as treatment is available for this increased sensitivity to sound.

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