Hearing hypersensitivity causes even ordinary environmental sounds – such as talking, vacuuming, barking dogs – to cause great discomfort and even pain. People with auditory hypersensitivity perceive sound stimuli as intolerable noise. In Poland, about 20% of the population faces this affliction on a daily basis.
In the scientific literature we find several types of hypersensitivity to sound:
Hearing hypersensitivity therapy depends on the type of disorder. The main goal of therapy for adults suffering from auditory hypersensitivity is to improve the patient’s quality of life, as well as to eliminate the pain associated with the condition.
One treatment for patients suffering from auditory hypersensitivity that has been successfully used for many years abroad and in Poland is TRT (Tinnitus Retraning Therapy). Through it, the patient learns ways to cope with pain and irritability.
During the use of this therapeutic method, broadband sounds, i.e. having different degrees of frequency, are administered to the patient’s ears. During several sessions, it is possible to partially eliminate the discomfort felt and improve the client’s well-being. It is therefore worth considering professional methods of combating auditory hypersensitivity.
In case you discover worrying symptoms in you, your child or a loved one – contact an audiologist.
For those who struggle with hypersensitivity to sound and work in noise every day, professional earplugs and stoppers will work well.
But not wax plugs, foam stoppers, or silicone (Christmas tree) plugs. To cope with unwanted sounds and function normally in the work environment, you need specialized earplugs with acoustic filters. Acoustic filters reduce the annoying effects of frequent exposure to harmful sound environments, without feeling isolated and “plugged in.”
For hearing hypersensitivity in adults, we recommend individual OTIS earplugs made to size or Alpine ParyPlug universal stoppers.
With the need for even more attenuation, for those with very high hearing sensitivity, the convenient Alpine Worksafe earplugs will work well.
For children with hearing sensitivity, we recommend Alpine Plugin Kids soft stoppers.