and otitis media in individuals with Williams Syndrome.
MG reported that his left facial symptoms came on suddenly with mild pain, markedly decreased sensation in the left face, decreased production of tears but without otalgia, altered taste, hyperacusis
or aural fullness.
People with hyperacusis
have such a severe intolerance to sound, that it may be difficult and sometimes impossible for them to remain in the mainstream of life enduring all the environmental noise which comes with living in our world today.
Characteristics reported for WS may include psychiatric disorders with symptoms including anxiety, hyperactivity, preoccupations, inappropriate interpersonal behaviors including indiscriminate affection, sleep disturbance, and hyperacusis
(sensitivity to noise; Einfeld, Tonge, & Florio, 1997).
In some cases infants and young children have very sensitive hearing (hyperacusis
) and are distressed by high-pitched but common household sounds such as the dog barking, cabinets closing, or the vacuum cleaner.
Fourthly, to assess their responsiveness to sound generally, with consideration to any evidence to hyperacusis
pseudohyperacusis sensitivity or preoccupation.
The person who has hyperacusis
can't simply get up and walk away to escape this scenario.
The leading symptoms are recurrent, spontaneous short attack of spinning or non-spinning vertigo that last a fraction of a second to a few minutes, and occur with or without ear symptoms (tinnitus and hypo or hyperacusis
) with possibility of motion intolerance.
Tinnitus and hyperacusis
are also commonly found in elderly population which may be due to the progressive increase of age-related hearing loss .
Study of the relationship between the degree of tinnitus annoyance and the presence of hyperacusis
. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol.
The typical symptoms of SSCD include vertigo, disequilibrium, autophony, conductive hearing loss, hyperacusis
of bone conduction, and pulsatile tinnitus, as well as typical signs such as the Tullio phenomenon (intense sound induced vertigo) and the Hennebert sign (pressure-induced vertigo).