? Yesterday, I described something I though was just lack-of-sleep induced ear sensitivity and learned I was instead suffering from hyperacusia. (
I believe it was the pyrotechnic noise from my car airbag preventing from physical trouble that triggered it roughly ten years ago. I have no memory of having sound-related problems before that.
I have a medical appointment in ten days but I'm interesting in knowing how fellow hyperacusis-suffering MeFites are dealing with that problem.
Here is briefly what has me almost "going postal" when I experience it. Really deep bass sounds and/or sounds in the high frequencies I cannot anticipate. Nightmare scenario : previously unseen baby somewhere behind me starts to cry without any warning.
I've purchased "blocking nearly all external sounds" earbuds from etymotics
for those painful moments in public transportation but are they helpful or harmful ?
I've installed a white noise generator on my smartphone : how helpful do you find it ?
Also how can you describe hyperacusis to people who have no idea what you're going through ? thanks in advance.
To those of you out there suffering from it : "I feel your pain" is, for once, not a metaphor