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4th International Conference on Hyperacusis


Conference Theme: Exploring the relationship between hyperacusis, tinnitus, misophonia,
noise sensitivity, & hearing impairment  

11 July 2019, Birkbeck, University of London, London, United Kingdom       

Hyperacusis Research


What is hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis is intolerance of certain everyday sounds that causes significant distress and impairment in social, occupational, recreational, and other day-to-day activities (Aazh et al. 2016). The sounds may be perceived as uncomfortably loud, unpleasant, frightening, or painful (Tyler et al. 2014).

This section summarizes the key research outcome presented in International Conferences on Hyperacusis:

(1) Diagnosis of hyperacusis and audiological evaluations

(2) Neuro-biological aspect of hyperacusis

(3) Misophonia

(4) Hyperacusis in autism spectrum disorder (ASD)

(5) Noise sensitivity

(6) Hyperacusis-related distress and co-morbid psychiatric illness

(7) Audiologist-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for hyperacusis.                







Aazh, H., Moore, B. C. J., Lammaing, K., et al. (2016). Tinnitus and hyperacusis therapy in a UK National Health Service audiology department: Patients' evaluations of the effectiveness of treatments. International Journal of Audiology, 55, 514-522.

Tyler, R. S., Pienkowski, M., Rojas Roncancio, E., et al. (2014). A review of hyperacusis and future directions: part I. definitions and manifestations. American Journal of Audiology, 23, 402-419.