At first, hypersensitive hearing may not seem like a big deal. After all, heightened senses don't exactly require a trip to the emergency room.

However, for children who are still trying to make sense of the world around them, sensitive hearing may well be a living nightmare.

Kids with autism, in particular, are more likely to show sensitivity to hearing than regular kids. And while auditory integration training may sometimes help cure or at least alleviate it, the problem is detecting it in the first place. As common as hypersensitive hearing is, it isn’t always diagnosed correctly.

How then do you know if your child has hypersensitive hearing? Sound Therapy owner Stephanie Borbe shares five signs of hypersensitive hearing:

Sound Therapy is located at Unit 7 3rd Floor, The Promenade Building, 198 Wilson Street corner P. Guevarra, 1006 San Juan, Metro Manila, which may be reached at mobile nos. +63(2) 775.81.00 and +63(917) 887.78.52

(All photos are used for illustrative purposes only)

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