The University of Auckland Clinics

Treatments for hyperacusis

Managing hyperacusis involves gradually:

  • reducing the sufferer’s over-reliance on hearing protection devices, such as earplugs. One way is to wear a special kind of earplug (called non-linear earplugs). These block loud sounds, but still allow quieter sounds to be heard.
  • reintroducing normal sound levels using therapeutic noise generators or hearing aids, in combination with counselling.

Treatments for tinnitus