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Aplomado

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Once again, with absolutely no discussion of treatment.  The people who read these articles would think there is nothing to be done.  [rolleyes]

https://www.statnews.com/2016/02/18/noise-induced-ear-pain/comment-page-1/#comment-88368

I left a comment and encourage you to do the same.
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Rob

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The hyperacusis community has been poorly served by these sorts of articles.  In hyperacusis, ordinary sounds can run the gamut between being uncomfortable and being painful.  The author claims researchers "are just starting to understand some patients experience a more severe form, where noise ... is actually felt as physical pain."  This isn't true.  It is well understood that exposure to sound can cause physical pain as well as discomfort.  It is entirely possible to do something about two kinds of pain as it occurs in individuals with decreased sound tolerance.  One kind of pain occurs when a hyperacusic immediately feels pain upon exposure to sound which exceeds his or her LDLs.    The other type of pain can last for hours, days, weeks or months following exposure to sound.  That pain can also be effectively addressed -- and there is nothing new about it.  This type of pain isn't hyperacusis.  It isn't treated the same as hyperacusis.  It can be ameliorated.  It has nothing to do with cochlear damage.  And it isn't true that the only people who experience longstanding ear pain or immediate pain are in the military. 

Rob         
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rodmccain

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I had a severe burning pain in my left ear,  jaw, and down the left side of neck, for the first nine months after onset. This was all the time, and not just after noise exposure.  After four years I hardly every get what I would call pain. I get an unacceptable increase in T, and at times more of an increase in the H.  I do however get a crawling sensation, with an inflamation feeling in my left ear at times, which is merely annoying.  The T I am not coping with very well at all..period. 

Kathy McCain
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Mithrandir

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Aplomado are you cured ?
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janeygirl

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Once again I concur with Rob (hi Rob!). We just learned that our long time mechanic (he races cars too) has had Tinnitis for years. He went to a hearing person who told him nothing about all of this so my husband and I gave him the TRT primer, hopefully leaving him with much hope.
If there is anything I've learned all these years, it's that when someone tells me "there is nothing you can do", I usually don't think "no" is an alternative!

Jane

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Aplomado

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Mithrandir, no I am not cured by am improving.  I was almost cured before, but had a bad relapse.
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Mithrandir

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Aplomado, I hope for you a total cure to say TRT cured you [smile]

Good luck !
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Aplomado

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Thank you.
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