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Char, author at Chronically Hopeful, writes of sound sensitivity which she suffers daily but becomes worse during a flare.[1] Patients use ear protection
Whitney Dafoe is a very severely ill ME patient that must wear ear protection daily, even indoors

Hyperacusis is a debilitating hearing disorder where there is an increased sensitivity to certain frequencies and volume ranges of sound. Everyday sounds can be unbearable to the sufferer but will have no effect on others. Hyperacusis is often accompanied by Tinnitus.[citation needed] Hearing loss is a significant risk factor with both conditions.[citation needed]

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Hyperacusis and Tinnitus have a prevalence of about 10–15%.[2]

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  1. 1.01.1 x, Char (Nov 2, 2017). "ME/CFS flares: what do they feel like and how to cope". Chronically Hopeful. Retrieved Oct 11, 2018. 
  2. Hyperacusis - Wikipedia

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

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