hearing is bothersome condition associated with and often accompanied by tinnitus – ringing in the ears. Hearing is also commonly misunderstood lay people and doctors alike. It is often described as the perception of sound, or noise sensitivity. It literally means super hearing – perceive sounds and louder than it is. It represents a threshold comfort for sound, and is caused by changes in sound-processing system in the brain. Sometimes referred to as sensitive ears or tender ears, hearing indeed originate in the brain than in the ears. Perhaps the biggest problem sufferers experience is the fear of sounds – fear of loud sounds permanently damage their hearing. Examples of sound that can be painful to the ears with acoustic guitar, a passing truck on a city street, clanging dishes in a noisy restaurant, or booming sound in cinema. Even people who habitually speak loudly, or raise their voices heard in a noisy environment, such as a busy restaurant or at a party. The natural tendency is to seek silence-cute and comfortable silence. And what is the worst possible thing for these people? Sweet, comfortable silence.

Nerve cells in the brain need sound to function normally. They do not do well when idle, so if there is no sound to hear, they remember the first sound and then trying (poorly) to copy them-this causes tinnitus, a frequent companion of hearing. As many sensory perception, audio is read in conjunction with other sounds. If you have just listened to the loud recording or fireworks display and someone walks past the whistling song, you probably will not hear whistles at all. But if you wake up from a deep sleep in a silent room in the middle of the night, and the same Whistler walks past an open window, it seems so great that you could hear it from the block. Why happen? Due to the low sound results in increased sensitivity of hearing. For example, when you wear ear plugs to block out most sound, auditory system will be super attentive, literally looking for sound. Whatever gets through seems far louder than it really is. However, if you keep some background sounds around you at all times, such as a radio or CD player, or a waterfall or fountain, other sound will not seem nearly as loud or uncomfortable. The hearing system thrives best when performing its basic function to get external sound. The sounds of 75 dB or 80 that seem dangerously high or uncomfortable when you are hearing will not damage your ears. Prolonged or repeated exposure to noise above 85dB damages hearing who is, and levels above 140dB can cause permanent damage with a single exposure.

As with tinnitus, affects individuals must undergo through inspection by a qualified otolaryngologist (Ear, nose and throat specialist.) When this test is completed, many of the same treatment can be used that have proven effective for tinnitus. Drugs are rarely necessary, but Anxiety Relief Techniques® can be very effective. Remember that perfuse environment with sound because sound-rich background is essential. Play radio, CDs, listen to music or conversation on TV, or even buy the re-circulating fountain. It does not have to be loud, just a comfortable level. It is always a good idea to protect your ears with earplugs quality from very high or painful sound, but remove the earplugs for normal daily work and noise. Gradually increase the amount and level of sound around you and see how quickly you will improve. The biggest relief usually comes when you know that 1) there is nothing physically wrong with your ears, 2) normal audio will not damage your hearing, and 3) you have nothing to fear from this sound sensitivity.


October 17th, 2015

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