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Johanna

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I am having a hip replacement in a couple of weeks time. I have hyperacusis and tinnitus. Do I need ear protection when going into the operating theatre? Thanks.
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Rob

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If it makes you more comfortable, there's nothing wrong with wearing a good set of foam earplugs during the operation.  In either case, I doubt you will exposed to dangerously loud sound. 

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Johanna

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Thank you so much Rob. The hyperacusis is such a problem at the moment even the sound of sizzling bacon, car journeys and florescent lighting is escalating the sound. Perhaps I should be wearing ear plugs to make life easier?
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Johanna -

Over time, wearing earplugs around normal sound will make you more sensitive to sound.   The best way to improve your sound tolerance is treat hyperacusis.  I suggest finding a clinician who is familiar with diagnosing and treating hyperacusis.  There are steps you can take that can help a lot.

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