Hyperacusis

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What is hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis is a health condition characterized by an oversensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound (an intolerance to normal environmental sound).

Common symptoms reported by people with hyperacusis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with hyperacusis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) hyperacusis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Forearm/Elbow crutches)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with hyperacusis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with hyperacusis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) unrefreshing or poor sleep
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) hyperacusis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
daytime sleepiness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Marijuana)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
sleepiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol with Codeine #3)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Forearm/Elbow crutches)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
nausea sweating 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with hyperacusis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has hyperacusis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 12
30s 16
40s 17
50s 11
60s 10
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 11
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 8
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 20
Female 49

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 29
Not Diagnosed 16

These charts show data from hyperacusis patients who have completed their condition history
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