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Hi all,

I'm new to this forum.  I have had hyperacusis for almost 2 years now.  When it first started, it worsened very quickly to the point of me having to wear earmuffs+ear plugs almost 24/7...even at home.  I guess living in the city during that time certainly didn't help. However, I've made of a lot of progress since then.  I never did TRT, but just tried my best to ease myself back into the normal way of life.  Just last summer I had my LDL tested and it was in the 70 dB range, so I'm pretty happy about that.  Although since then, there were a few setbacks, and it still seems like I have a long way to go.

Anyways, I've always wondered about a particular phenomenon.  Just today, someone dropped a plate onto the tiles right next to me (Ouch!!), but at that instant I heard the noise, although I was very startled, I didn't actually feel any physical pain.  However, a couple of minutes later, the pain and feeling of fullness started to set in, and those sensations have been going on and off for a couple of hours now.  

Did you guys ever experience anything like this?  Like the pain and discomfort set in AFTER the initial stimuli (like there is a delayed response)?  When I first got hyperacusis I didn't really notice this, as everything was painful.  But as my condition improved, I'm starting to notice this more often.  I've been told that it could be a psychosomatic thing, but sometimes the pain sets in even when I'm not paying attention to my ears/not experiencing any negative emotions.  Some folks also said it could be an adrenaline thing, but in most cases I was actually feeling very calm and content (before the loud sound, that is).  

Just wondering what y'all thoughts are on this.


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Hey Tim I get the same thing. I always feel like its the actual tolerance that maybe you don't feel it so much as it just hurts after like a "sprain" or something. I think we get used to feeling better and when we're not quite at a certain loudness discomfort level we can handle we suddenly remember the pain. That's how it works for me at least
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