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  • Hyperacusis is a type of reduced tolerance to sound.
  • People with hyperacusis often find ordinary noises too loud, while loud noises can cause discomfort and pain.
  • The most common known causes of hyperacusis are exposure to loud noise, and ageing. 
  • There are no tests for diagnosing hyperacusis.
  • There is usually no cure for hyperacusis, although it can be managed.
  • Treatment focuses on insight, reassurance and protection of the ears.

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Reviewed on: 27-05-2019