Re: sounds too loud (Tom Brennan )

Subject: Re: sounds too loud
From:    Tom Brennan  <g_brennantg(at)TITAN.SFASU.EDU>
Date:    Thu, 18 Jan 2001 17:06:50 -0600

There are several possible reasons for this condition. Exactly the name depends upon how it is occuring. The basic name for the condition is hyperacusis. A symptom called recruitment is often present in these cases. This is when the perceived intensity of a sound increases in larger increments than the physical spl would indicate. Anotherwords, turn up the volume just a little and the client perceives that it has been raised a lot. This is often an inner ear (cochlear) condition but can be caused y problems with cranial nerve viii or even in the brainstem (probably at tle level of the olives). Particularly if this condition is recent an audiologist and/or otologist should see this person immediately. Tom On Thu, 18 Jan 2001, Jont Allen wrote: > Dear Auditory list, > > Does anybody know of a condition where a person complains that sounds are too loud. > Does this condition have a name? > Is it a physiological condition, with a known cause? > > Thanks, > > Jont > > -- > Jont B. Allen > AT&T Labs-Research, Shannon Laboratory, E161 > 180 Park Ave., Florham Park NJ, 07932-0971 > 973/360-8545voice, x7111fax, > Tom Brennan, CCC-A/SLP, RHD web page web master web master

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