In May, x2 staff members from Killarney attended a 3 day Hyperacusis training course at DeafHear.ie Dublin North Office.
The training course was both informative and inter–active. This allowed us to gain the knowledge and skills to better assist our clients who may have Hyperacusis.
What is Hyperacusis?
Decreased Sound Tolerence/hypersensitivity of hearing
It?s described as abnormally sensitive hearing so normal sounds seem to be excessively loud. Clients can sometimes experience physical discomfort when exposed to sound that can be quiet, medium or loud. People with or without hearing loss can experience Hyperacusis.
In many cases decreased sound tolerance consists of more than x1 problem. Both loud and quiet sounds can cause discomfort to some people.
People may experience:
Fear of sound
Dislike of sound
There are ways of managing Hyperacusis. Once a person understands that this condition cannot harm hearing they follow a process that enables them to manage better. Replacing unpleasant sounds with pleasant sounds helps.
For further information and support please contact Killarney Office 0646620052