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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 95  |  Page : 162--170

Insights from the third international conference on hyperacusis: causes, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment

1 Audiology Department, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK
2 Department of Molecular Physiology of Hearing, Hearing Research Institute Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany
3 Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, USA
4 Department of Neuropsychiatry, National Centre for Mental Health, Birmingham, UK
5 Department of Psychology, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
6 Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany
7 Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
8 Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

Correspondence Address:
Hashir Aazh
Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Specialist Clinic, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Egerton Road, Guildford GU2 7XX
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/nah.NAH_2_18

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Background: Hyperacusis is intolerance of certain everyday sounds that causes significant distress and impairment in social, occupational, recreational, and other day-to-day activities. Objective: The aim of this report is to summarize the key findings and conclusions from the Third International Conference on Hyperacusis. Topics covered: The main topics discussed comprise (1) diagnosis of hyperacusis and audiological evaluations, (2) neurobiological aspect of hyperacusis, (3) misophonia, (4) hyperacusis in autism spectrum disorder, (5) noise sensitivity, (6) hyperacusis-related distress and comorbid psychiatric illness, and (7) audiologist-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy for hyperacusis. Conclusions: Implications for research and clinical practice are summarised.


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