How we help musicians with hyperacusis

Hyperacusis is a debilitating condition which causes sensitivity to loud sounds and can result from over-exposure to loud music. It’s prevalent in musicians and DJ’s and can be incredibly painful and disruptive to their careers. However, help is available.


Musicians’ Hearing Services recently helped composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Russell, manage his hyperacusis.

In an article published by Musicians’ Union, Paul shares his story:

“It started with the kids at home. Then I noticed it on trains or at the airport, the Tannoy systems or the beeping noise when the doors open. I do quite a lot of work as a front-of-house sound engineer. When I went to mix a concert, the drummer started playing the kick drum and it pinned me to the back of the wall. It was just completely impossible for me to be around that level of volume.”

After seeking advice from an ENT consultant, Paul contacted us for a second opinion. We were able to help him with a course of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and fitted sound generators.

Click here to read the full article on Musicians’ Union.

Treatment for hyperacusis

At Musicians’ Hearing Services, we understand the frustration that conditions like hyperacusis can cause. We work with musicians and entertainment personnel to address their specific hearing challenges and devise treatment plans suited to their needs.

Are you struggling with hyperacusis? Get in touch with us to see how we can help.

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