Biofeedback

a person learns to gain control over unconscious bodily functions, which helps in reduction of stress, and anxiety. This reduction in stress in turn helps in controlling hyperacusis.

Hyperacusis refers to a critical condition when any sound becomes intolerable to a person. Generally, the patients of hyperacusis feel pain in their ears by any sound. This dreadful disease can attack anyone through various ways. It never spares the youths also. While some people develop hyperacusis over a longer period, some get that suddenly after hearing a heavy sound. Apart from that, there are other reasons which can cause hyperacusis e.g. severe headache, ear irrigation, adverse drug reaction, Williams’ syndrome, Autism, Bell’s palsy, Asperger syndrome, minor head injury, chronic ear infections and others. As medical science has progressed a lot in this modern era, there is nothing to be afraid about hyperacusis. Nowadays, there are several ways to cure hyperacusis. Biofeedback is considered as an effective medicine to cure hyperacusis.

Biofeedback is an alternative medicine which measures the physiological process of human body such as blood pressure, heart rate, skin temperature, galvanic skin response and muscle tension. At the same time, it makes the affected person more conscious and keeps a proper balance to other related physiological activities. Biofeedback also provides the patients to gain a control over physical processes.

There are several types of biofeedback processes. ‘Neurofeedback’, a kind of biofeedback, is a popular treatment for hyperacusis. ‘Electromyogram’ biofeedback has also been proved partially helpful to reduce the inconsistent disorders. An ‘Electroencephalography’ (EEG) is a kind of biofeedback machine, specially made to cure hyperacusis. It monitors the activity of the central nervous system, which is linked to different mental states. Thus, it helps to activate the obsolete cells of the brain and reduces the hyperacusis gradually. Nowadays, various companies manufacture ‘Small Home Biofeedback Machines’ for different purposes. The costs of these machines are also moderate.

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