A surgical procedure called reinforcement of round and oval window has been helping people with hyperacusis. This procedure uses temporalis fascia (tissue from behind the ear) to support proper movement of the ossicles (hearing bones).
In this procedure, a small amount of the patient’s fascia tissue is placed around the stapes bone (one of the hearing ossicles) to provide extra reinforcement. Many patients with hyperacusis have loose stapes bones; by giving it more support, it cures the sensitivity to sound.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and significantly improves hearing in hyperacusis patients.