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Over developed hearing

Oregon7 oregon7 at aol.com
Mon Aug 11 23:44:06 EST 1997

Over developed hearing may imply that you are especially sensitive to loud
sounds, or even close to normal conversational sound levels, things that
usually don't annoy other people.....the name for this condition is called
hyperacusis, and can be treated by a trained audiologist.

Please be aware that you are not alone in this phenomena.  Do check with
an audiologist to have a hearing test, and ask to have LDLs and/0r UCLs
tested, under carefully ascending conditions to determine the degree of
hypersensitivity.  A trained person will know how to do this properly.

Contrary to popular belief, protection from your noise environment is not
part of the solution.

Marsha Johnson, M.S., CCC-A
Oregon Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Treatment Center

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