Hyperacusis...

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Tinnitus is accompanied by hyperacusis in about 40% of the cases. Hyperacusis is a decreased tolerance of sound and can be a serious problem. Some patients experience hyperacusis without tinnitus.  Tinnitus Retraining Therapy can restore totally or partially the normal level of sensitivity to sound. Continuous and loud noise is a source of irritation to most people. However some people have especially sensitive hearing and are unable to tolerate ordinary levels of noise. This can occur in people with normal hearing, or in those with a hearing loss.