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terrilynn05

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Hi everyone!  I was wondering if anyone has heard of this procedure my doctor has recently suggested to me.  He did say it was very new, and I haven't been able to find much information about it.

In a nutshell, it involves inserting a very small gold tube into the ear.  The theory is is that hyperacusis is caused by uncontrolled vibrations of the ear drum from loud noise.  The weight of the gold tube would help the eardrum vibrate more normally.  The tube is the same as what is put into the ear for the usual reasons except it is made of gold so that it has more weight.  He has done this procedure with several of his patients and has had pretty good success.  He says that it has about a 70% success rate.

If you've heard of this or could point me in the direction of information, I would appreciate it.  

Thanks!
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dave2

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Is the the Dr. Timonty Hain of Chicago grommet procedure for hyperacusis? There's a thread on Tinnitus Talk about this procedure:

https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/wallace-and-grommets-for-hyperacusis.16360/

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terrilynn05

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It's the same practice but a different doctor. (The other one of the two that perform this procedure. ) I just happened to find that same article right after I posted my question but not much else. It doesn't sound like it's a very complicated or dangerous procedure, but it always helps to hear from others who may have heard about it or gone through it.
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Rob

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terrilynn05, if you have been diagnosed with hyperacusis then learn about the desensitization approaches you can take to improve sensitivity to sound without resorting to ridiculous, expensive procedures.  Hyperacusis isn't caused by vibrations in the ear drum.  Hyperacusis is treated by purposefully, consistently exposing oneself to sound, not by reducing the sound transmitted to the inner ear. 

Rob    
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