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choralsinger

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does anyone have problems with the noise produced by one's own utterances  or by singing? This is just as bad as noise from outside. I find those ear plugs only make it worse when I am singing.
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Hi Choralsinger,

I have issues with my own voice. If I yell or raise my voice, it will cause pain and there is no way that I could sing. Not that I would sing anyway as I can not carry a tune, and I come from a family with a strong musical background. I have category 3 Hyperacusis & Tinnitus.  It is not uncommon for someone with H to have issues with their own voice. 

Do you have problems with other types of sounds in your environment for example hi frequency sounds around the house or outside or other people talking or singing, etc?   

I looked at your previous post and noticed you were in a car accident about 6 months ago. Did your hearing sensitivity start with a head injury from the accident or from the sound of the air bags going off?

Have you gone to a ENT to have your ears checked to be sure there is no ear damage?  Have you had your hearing and ears tested for loudness discomfort Level (LDL) by an audiologist.

It appears that you have been dealing with this for about 6 months. If you do have an issue with Hyperacusis, you need to be careful in environments with loud sound as your hearing sensitivity can get worse from loud noise exposure.  

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choralsinger

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Hi Choralsinger,

I have issues with my own voice. If I yell or raise my voice, it will cause pain and there is no way that I could sing. Not that I would sing anyway as I can not carry a tune, and I come from a family with a strong musical background. I have category 3 Hyperacusis & Tinnitus.  It is not uncommon for someone with H to have issues with their own voice. 

Do you have problems with other types of sounds in your environment for example hi frequency sounds around the house or outside or other people talking or singing, etc?   

I looked at your previous post and noticed you were in a car accident about 6 months ago. Did your hearing sensitivity start with a head injury from the accident or from the sound of the air bags going off?

Have you gone to a ENT to have your ears checked to be sure there is no ear damage?  Have you had your hearing and ears tested for loudness discomfort Level (LDL) by an audiologist.

It appears that you have been dealing with this for about 6 months. If you do have an issue with Hyperacusis, you need to be careful in environments with loud sound as your hearing sensitivity can get worse from loud noise exposure.  

PH

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Queenmacha

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Hi Choralsinger,   Yes, my own voice does trigger Hyperacusis attacks,  though not as bad as other factors.   But I would really jump in reaction to certain pitches of my own voice.   I also find that the hearing aid in my good ear (right side)  also causes Hyperacusis  , to such an extent that I have quit using the hearing aid altogether,  at least until my Audio Oligist looks at it and tries to see if it can be adjusted.     I have had Meniere's Disease , Tinnitus and Hearing loss since 1985 and Hyperacusis kicked in about 2 to 3 years ago,  and I find trying to fight it, is very difficult, and could be likened too a slippery slope
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