Hyperacusis & Misophonia Treatment in San Tan Valley, Maricopa, Fountain Hills, AZ
Get Relief from Extreme Sound Sensitivity Disorders
When you’re in the care of Priority Hearing & Tinnitus, you’ll receive personalized care for your ears and hearing, including sound sensitivities such as hyperacusis and misophonia treatment in San Tan Valley and Maricopa, AZ. As experienced audiologists, we understand that your symptoms are real and our goal is to ensure your hearing comfort and optimization.
Priority Hearing & Tinnitus is one of only a handful of clinics around the country that is equipped and experienced in treating misophonia and hyperacusis. Our audiologists are highly qualified to address the misophonia symptoms and are uniquely poised to help with professional misophonia treatment, as well as sound therapy for hyperacusis.
What Is Misophonia?
Misophonia is an abnormally strong negative reaction to specific sounds, or “triggers” like eating, chewing, lip-smacking, licking, breathing, whistling, or the sound of certain speech sounds, as well as sounds such as clicking or tapping. This negative reaction often results in anger, distress, and even rage.
Usually, misophonia develops in childhood or early adolescence but can occur in adulthood as well. It routinely begins suddenly after some emotionally significant initial incident associated with a first “trigger” sound, and environmental situation accompanied by a strong emotional event.
Misophonia can occur as a secondary symptom that accompanies tinnitus or hyperacusis, which is often associated with auditory damage or head trauma. Misophonia symptoms can also exist as secondary to multi-sensory sensitivity problems displayed in early childhood in more complex neurological conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder.
What Is Hyperacusis?
Hyperacusis is an abnormally strong and negative reaction to sound or an inordinate loudness of sound that other people tolerate well. The sounds can be soft, medium, or loud. It may cause distress, fear, or even pain to the person experiencing it.
It is believed that hyperacusis occurs because of hyperactivity within the hearing system.
The auditory system provides an automatic gain or volume control, modifying its sensitivity at both peripheral and central levels. Consequently, when a person is normally exposed to even a low level of sound, the signal is amplified by the outer hair cell system by up to 60 dB. If mechanisms controlling this gain modification are producing higher levels of amplification when it is not needed, then overstimulation occurs within the auditory system resulting in a perception of sound as abnormally loud, even painful.
Learn More About Hyperacusis & Misophonia Treatment in San Tan Valley & Maricopa, AZ
To experience our 5-star-rated hearing care, schedule your New Patient Assessment today by calling 480-331-6521 or by clicking here to use our convenient online request form. Your appointment includes the following:
- Discuss Your Goals & Medical History
- Comprehensive Hearing Test
- Custom Treatment Plan
- Discuss Our Flexible Payment Options for All Budgets & Credit Histories
During your appointment, we will take the time to answer your questions about our treatments, hearing devices, hearing centers, and anything else you may want to know about us. We look forward to meeting you!
As one of the premier audiology practices in Fountain Hills, San Tan Valley & Maricopa, AZ, our audiologists and team at Priority Hearing & Tinnitus also provide 5-star hearing care to patients from Queen Creek & Fountain Hills, AZ & the surrounding areas.