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I recently got diagnosed with hyperacusis (no tinnitus) but there is no proper treatment for it locally as far as my research has brought me to.
Anyways, kind of weird question but are over-ear hook headphones better than earphones (the ones that go in the ear) or noise-cancelling ones? I'm specifically looking at the Sony MDR Q-140 but it goes for anything with a similar model since I've been told to avoid earphones that block a lot of noise.
Thanks in advance

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Hi, it is overwhelming when one starts on this issue.  Personally I do have a set of Bose noise cancelling ear phones and those, I find, are only good for continual type noise, not a noise that varies.  Thus, for most applications I use the ear muffs, that go over the ear,  and I have a couple  that are for different decimal applications.  I don't use them all the time, of course, but I have then on hand, such as if a fire drill went off, a firetruck or ambulances passes by, going to the dentist, etc.

Some people use ear plugs as part of their management of  hyperacusis, but ear plus tend to aggravate the issue for me.

Hope that helps a bit.

PS--Like you, I ( only) have hyperacusis, not tinnitus.
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