What is Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis is a hearing anomaly where everyday sounds and noises are very very loud. This heightened sensitivity can range from mild to  uncomfortable, painful, distressing and socially impossible.

Sounds at a certain pitch or frequency may be particularly problematic for some individuals and not others.

Many people feel uncomfortable with loud noises like fireworks and pop-concert music. For the hyperacusis sufferer it may be as simple as a family group at a nearby table in a restaurant or a bird in the garden.

The exact causes of hyperacusis are under debate by the scientific community. However the Tasmanian Centre for Hearing uses customised managment and rehabilitation techniques that can reduce the level of distress associated with your hyperacusis.

Call (03) 6223 5444 and book an assessment with our qualified audiologist.


(03) 6223 5444


158 Collins St, Hobart

9 Dowling St, Launceston