The Siemens Micon hearing aid and Phonak's Audeo Q provide built-in tinnitus programs that mix with the sounds created by an individual's tinnitus and reduce its level of annoyance. The flexible programming of the Siemens Micon positions the audiologist to treat some forms of hyperacusis.
Hyperacusis, Recruitment, Misophonia, Phonophobia
Children and adults-regardless of hearing levels, may develop troublesome perceptions to sound.
Sound protection and sound desensitization are the general methods used to change this central troublesome perception. Over use of sound plugs will make the condition worse.
Appalachian Audiology offers evaluation, support, education, and treatment for these sound disorders. Treatment follows protocols developed at the University of California (Irvine) and the University of Iowa Tinnitus Clinic. Treatment is rarely covered by insurance. Prior authorization is recommended.
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