Finding a clinician familiar with hyperacusis can be challenging. If an audiologist specializes in tinnitus there is a good chance they are familiar with hyperacusis as well. Once you find someone familiar with hyperacusis, you will be able to receive a proper diagnosis and overview of treatment options. Audiometric testing other than hearing sensitivity tests should not be done with someone who is unfamiliar with hyperacusis as sound levels can be high. MRIs even with hearing protection are very loud (110dB-120dB) and may need to be avoided depending on the severity of hyperacusis. The pros and cons of these tests should be discussed with a doctor who is experienced with hyperacusis.
Counseling over the phone
U. of Iowa Hyperacusis Counseling Over the Telephone ($95-$160)
Clinician: Dr. Richard Tyler (Audiologist)
Treatment Type: Hyperacusis activities treatment (HAT)
Hyperacusis CBT Counseling Over Skype ($230-$330)
Clinician: Dr. Hashir Aazh (Audiologist)
Treatment Type: CBT with presumption that psychological factors are the primary cause of decreased sound tolerance.
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