Q. Will a dental work up worsen my hyperacusis?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 28, 2017

Hello doctor,

I suffer from hyperacusis. I need to have dental work done and I am scared to death that the sensitivity will get worse. I keep reading opposing opinions on wearing ear plugs and ear muffs. If I have an IV sedation, my ears are still getting the noise from the drill. I do not know what to do.

Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetology Otolaryngology (E.N.T)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Dental work up will not increase hyperacusis. It may cause a radiating pain to the ears.
  • Ear plugs or muffs do not help. In fact, they may worsen the symptoms.
  • Did you undergo any hearing tests prior to taking an IV sedation?

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