Hyperacusis Research was excited to participate in a news segment, titled “Hyperacusis: When Hearing Hurts” aired on the News4 Jax TV station. The story features George Rue, a musician whose life was radically altered 9 years ago when he left blues concert with terrible ear pain and ringing. George has constant, burning pain in his ears, along with ringing, or tinnitus, so loud it’s “like a laser beam cutting a sheet of steel.” George’s story was originally told in a New York Times article titled “When Everyday Noise Is Unbearable.”
The story was produced by NPN Media, an independent media organization which syndicates stories to many news stations across the country. A shorter version was also shown on CBS 4 Boston, featured on Boston.com, and in Yahoo news on March 9, 2015.
2014, told my audiologist that I was feeling a ‘hollowness’ in my ears, she just told me to buy another set of hearing aids..I did not need new ones, just adjustments, so she a few, but it got worse and worse, I bought a new pair..went twice to ear,eyes throat doc, they diagnosed me with the Tinnitus Hyperacsis, and told me to go back to audiolgist and make her find or fix so the new ones would work, she just got frustrated with me and told me to ‘live with it) I hear my heartbeat in my head..that is all no other noises, however, my hearing is like very high, hurts, like you play a record too fast, or talking high and squeaky, and no one seems to be able to help me..
It gets worse, it seems almost every day, i have searched and searched and find no one that seems to have high tones like I do,,..I have lost over 20 lobs in two months,my doc is taking some blood tests, and most people just tell me to get new aids…that is not the problem…could there be like something else going on with me? as it is only heartbeat and I can’t leave the house and my OWN voice is high and penetrating..like you put a microphone with high voices on it and tape it to my ear…so I just do not call anyone, and use speaker phone most of the time.