Hyperacusis is intolerance of certain everyday sounds. The sounds maybe perceived as uncomfortably loud, painful, frightening or annoying.
3. How certain is your child that she/he can enjoy their leisure time despite the noises that they may be hearing (leisure time is hobbies such as playing, swimming, music and dance classes, computer games, sports, riding a bike, reading, family trips out, socialising with friends, going to events or parties, shopping with friends, going to the cinema, etc.)?
4. How certain is your child that she/he can carry on with their day to day activities, relax, and enjoy life, without using any distraction or avoidance strategies to help them?
(examples of distraction or avoidance strategies are: using background noise or making sounds themselves to cover up the sound they find upsetting, getting away from the sound, refusing to go to or be in certain places, making excuses not to go, covering ears, asking parent to hug them and shield them from the sound, use earphones, noise cancelling headphones or ear protection, telling people to stop the noise, etc.)