This message board is free. Any personal information you enter to register will be kept confidential and not shared with anyone (we promise!). Individuals who participate on the message board come from all over the world. Everyone is welcome provided they agree to abide by the rules of the message board which are available for your review by pressing the tab on our homepage. Do not register if you do not agree with the rules. Those who participate on the message board include individuals who have hyperacusis, recruitment, hyperacute hearing, tinnitus, sound sensitivity and hearing professionals. We all share ideas on how to get better. Everyone is compassionate. If you would like to participate in this message board simply follow these steps:
When you enter the board for the first time you will see the word ‘Register’ above the column called right below the heading The Hyperacusis Network Message Board. Now, follow these instructions:
- Click on the word ‘Register’.
- This will take you to a screen asking for your Username, Password, and email address.
- Enter a Username (can be any name you would like).
- Enter a Password (think of something you will always remember).
- Enter your email address. Note: Your activation email will be sent to this email address. A valid email address is required to confirm your account.
Once you have entered the information in these three fields you can scroll down and hit the SUBMIT button. Sometime later, if you want, you can always go back and add a photo or choose options to receive email from others. For now, as a new participant, you might consider just entering the required three fields (username, password, and email address) and then get a feel for the message board. You will be surprised how creative people get with their messages. Once you enter, simply click on any ‘Message Subject’ and see all the messages that have been posted.
Important: Once you have registered, an email will be sent to your email address. You must open that email. That email will give you a link to activate your account. Now you are done and free to post.
Message Board Rules
This message board is for informational [Ancora Imparo] and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to render or act as a substitute for any medical advice. Consult with a qualified physician or hearing professional to obtain the proper medical treatment.
Mandatory Message Board Etiquette:
- No personal attacks.
- No profanity or use of inappropriate usernames.
- No advertisements.
- Prohibitive postings include the following: discussing or suggesting the intent to end one’s life, moderating or actions made by the moderators, and/or revealing personal information (full names, address, phone number).
- Rule infraction may result in either a warning or ban, depending on the severity.
- Kindness matters.
There are many more individuals who have recruitment. Recruitment is a rapid growth of perceived loudness for sounds in the pitch region of a person who has hearing loss. This phenomenon occurs because at some decibel level, the normal hair cells adjacent to the damaged hair cells (corresponding to the frequency of a hearing loss) are “recruited.” At the decibel level at which these normal hair cells “kick in,” perceived loudness shoots up rapidly, causing discomfort. In other words, at one point the person cannot hear the sound because they have hearing loss (in that frequency), then when the sound reaches a certain loudness and/or frequency the person is blown away. Once they finally hear the sound, it is perceived as far too loud. Recruitment is a common phenomenon in cultures where many of their lives have been saturated with too much noise – like our Western culture. Common treatment is the same as it is for hyperacusis unless the persons hearing loss is so pronounced that listening to broadband pink noise would be of no benefit to them.