Insights from the first international conference on hyperacusis: Causes, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.


Aazh, H; McFerran, D; Salvi, R; Prasher, D; Jastreboff, M; Jastreboff, P; (2014) Insights from the first international conference on hyperacusis: Causes, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Noise & health, 16 (69). pp. 123-6. ISSN 1463-1741 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4103/1463-1741.132100

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Abstract

The First International Conference on Hyperacusis gathered over 100 scientists and health care professionals in London, UK. Key conclusions from the conference included: (1) Hyperacusis is characterized by reduced tolerance of sound that has perceptual, psychological and social dimensions; (2) there is a growing awareness that children as well as adults experience symptoms of hyperacusis or misophonia; (3) the exact mechanisms that give rise to hyperacusis are not clear, but the available evidence suggests that functional changes within the central nervous system are important and in particular, hyperacusis may be related to increased gain in the central auditory pathways and to increased anxiety or emotional response to sound; (4) various counseling and sound therapy approaches seem beneficial in the management of hyperacusis, but the evidence base for these remains poor.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Public Health and Policy > Dept of Social and Environmental Health Research
PubMed ID: 24804717
Web of Science ID: 336524500009
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/1701250

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