I have suffered from hyperacusis since July 2012 and my daily life has been disrupted.
Little by little, abandoning my lifestyle to escape the noise : limited outings, no more family parties, friends meetings, collective activities…
My husband and I had to move, leaving town for the countryside.
To heal, I tried a TRT (Tinnitus Retraining Therapy) in Bordeaux in 2015. This noise generating therapy did not allow me to eventually give up my ear plug or my Peltor headset. In the last days of this TRT, in December 2015, I tried to go out without hearing protection as recommended but it worsened my condition.
In January 2016, I sank into a very severe and painful hyperacusis, my tinnitus becoming intolerable.
I’m in a deep despair. Every noise is unbearable to me and causes me pain: zip fastener, rain hitting the windows, pages that we turn, opening and closing doors. I only watch television on silent mode and no longer turn on the radio.
I anticipate my actions to avoid noise accidents. I wear my moulded ear plugs permanently at home and always have my Peltor handset close to me.
I no longer go out in the backyard, the noise of the road belows, birds, chainsaws or even hunters’ shots freeze me with fear.
On April 5, 2016, I had my first meeting with Mrs. Natacha Chetritt-Bonneyrat. She measured my discomfort level and my tinnitus.
She explained to me the link between tinnitus and hyperacusis and made me start her therapy the same day. Very quickly the next day, and the day after, they finally became bearable and I can forget them again!
On the fifth and sixth day, I dropped my headset.
On the 10th and 11th day, my hyperacusis dropped and I abandoned my silicone moulded plugs.
On the 21st of April 2016, I made the trip back to Cherbourg without plugs or headset, I feel saved!
Now, I can live my daily life without hearing protection. I drive, go out, go shoppin and can receive family and friends.
This rebirth greatly relieved my loved ones, my husband especially, who had suffered a lot from my condition. I can second him again, joy has returned in our lives and we can have common projects again.
Mrs Natacha Chetritt-Bonneyrat, with her therapy pulled me out of Hell !Thanks to her, I live again!