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Misophonia is disliking or hating sounds, especially specific sounds. People who suffer from misophonia have a strong, physical and emotional reaction to sounds. Hyperacusis is a similar condition where the individual is extremely sensitive to loud sounds or certain frequencies of sound.


 

 

The symptoms of misophonia and hyperacusis:

  • Sound causes you to feel pain, anxiety, nausea, headaches, or emotional distress.

If you believe you, a family member or friend is experiencing misophonia or hyperacusis, here are some steps to consider:


  • Have your hearing tested and your symptoms assessed by an audiologist.
    This testing is covered by Medicare, if ordered by your physician, Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans.
  • Discuss your symptoms with your physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant at your next visit and ask if any of your medications, medical conditions or underlying health could be creating or increasing the tinnitus.
    Your healthcare provider can then refer you for testing with an audiologist.
  • Wear ear protection in loud or noisy settings.

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