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Noelle Foley diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder, also struggling with Post Concusion Syndrome

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We send along best wishes to Noelle Foley, who revealed today that she is suffering from a rare hearing disorder along with Post Concussion Syndrome and Tinnitus.

She tweeted the following:

"I've kept this to myself for quite some time, because I honestly just didn't want to talk about it, but in February I was clinically diagnosed with a rare hearing disorder, known as Hyperacusis. Hyperacusis is when you have an extremely low tolerance for noise and most sounds are physically painful. My Hyperacusis was brought on by my concussion in September 2019 and it was mild in the beginning, but unfortunately it has gotten worse over time. I've had several HORRIBLE setbacks in my recovery due to sounds, making it feel like my full recovery is light years away. If any of you are living with Hyperacusis you know darn well that it is an EXTREMELY debilitating condition to live with. It's recently been severely affecting my every day life from grocery shopping, driving, restaurants, and even just being around people, including my family.

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I don't share too much of my struggles here on social media, but between my Post Concussion Syndrome and my Hyperacusis, it has been a real struggle, both physically and mentally. On top of my Hyperacusis, I also struggle with Tinnitus (Pulsatile), Phonophobia, and Misophonia... so there is A LOT going on in these little ears of mine, well technically my brain because that's where it all stems from.

But on one positive note, I'm officially part of a clinical study for Hyperacusis intervention, so I am HOPING this will not only help me, but can help develop a successful treatment for others struggling with debilitating Hyperacusis. For now I just need to stay positive and be patient! Thanks for listening. Feels good to get that off my chest!"