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Sensitive hearing Assessment Questionnaire

Questions Your Doctor May Ask - and Why!

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Sensitive hearing. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist by answering questions that your doctor may ask below:

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  1. How long have you had overly sensitive hearing (hyperacusis)?

    Why: to determine if acute or chronic.

  2. Is the overly sensitive hearing in one or both ears?
  3. History of head trauma?

    Why: may suggest fracture of petrous temporal bone causing a facial nerve palsy and overly sensitive hearing.

  4. Medications?

    Why: e.g. barbiturate or benzodiazepine abuse may cause overly sensitive hearing.

  5. Alcohol history?

    Why: a hangover may cause overly sensitive hearing.

  6. Travel history?

    Why: Rabies has been reported in all countries except Australia, New Zealand and Antarctic. Rabies is transmitted to humans through infected dogs, and less frequently cats.

  7. Mental retardation?

    Why: may suggest Williams syndrome.

  8. Headache?

    Why: may suggest migraine, hangover or meningitis.

  9. Fever?

    Why: may suggest meningitis, middle ear infection or herpes zoster (shingles).

  10. Symptoms of Bell's palsy?

    Why: e.g. marked weakness on one side of the face, mouth sags, drooling from the affected side of mouth, loss of taste on front of tongue, eye may water, pain behind the ear.

  11. Symptoms of Williams syndrome?

    Why: e.g. disorder existing at birth with mental retardation, short stature, elf-like face, oversensitive hearing.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sensitive hearing:

The following list of conditions have 'Sensitive hearing' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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