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Audiological and Other Factors Predicting the Presence of Misophonia Symptoms Among a Clinical Population Seeking Help for Tinnitus and/or Hyperacusis

This paper investigates the prevalence and other characteristics of patients with misophonia symptoms in a population of patients requiring tinnitus and/or hyperacusis at an audiology clinic. Measures included: pure tone audiometry, uncomfortable noise levels, and reactions to the tinnitus impact questionnaire, the hyperacusis impact questionnaire, and the screening for anxiety and depression in the tinnitus questionnaire. However, a sloped audiogram reduced the risk of frequent misophonia symptoms, regardless of audiometric thresholds. ULLmin values were lower among those with more frequent misophonia symptoms than those with less frequent or no reported signs. With increasing risk of tinnitus, the development of hyperacusis, and signs of anxiety and depression, the frequency of experiencing misophonia symptoms has increased.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2022.900065


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

Over 100 researchers and health care specialists from London, United Kingdom, attended the First International Conference on Hyperacusis.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4103/1463-1741.132100


Hyperacusis in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Preliminary Study

Hyperacusis and developmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorders have been widely discussed in the literature; however, the specific incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has never been investigated. The investigation included thirty-one normative hearing children with a diagnosis of ADHD and 30 children matched for sex and age. Compared to control children, the preliminary findings of this report indicate a higher prevalence of hyperacusis in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17093045


Incidence of Hyperacusis in Pediatrics Facial Paralysis

Background: Facial nerve is primarily motor in nature, and it supplied facial muscles as well as ear muscle stapedius, and any lesion along the path from brain to muscle can cause expression, dribbling of saliva, difficulty in closing of eyes, and even hyperacusis. Sensory supply to tongue is also affected, and can lead to loss of taste sensation. Methodology: A non randomized, single center hospital based observational study design was conducted with a sample of 50 patients with facial lysis disease under the age 18 years at the Department of physiotherapy and neurology, Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health Lahore from December 2011 to February 2012. Conclusion: Hyperacusis is present in patients of facial palsy, so it is important to have keen monitoring of these signs as well as others so we can treat these conditions along with others.

Source link: https://doaj.org/article/630f3545286a4c9583efa2580adee68e


Induction of enhanced acoustic startle response by noise exposure: dependence on exposure conditions and testing parameters and possible relevance to hyperacusis.

Following an acoustic overexposure, an increased sound sensitivity has been a symptom that often appears in human subjects after an acoustic insult and has recently been reported in animals. We also tested ASR in two separate acoustic contexts, one in which the startle amplitudes were determined in isolation and the other in which startle amplitudes were measured in the context of the gap detection method was combined with measures of gap detection. Following noise exposure, the emergence of sustained hyperacusis-like increases of startle following noise exposure is highly reproducible, but it is highly reproducible, according to the study's findings. The time when the measures were carried out and the setting in which the ASR measures are obtained is variable.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0111747


Abnormal Auditory Gain in Hyperacusis: Investigation with a Computational Model

Hyperacusis is a common auditory disorder characterized by abnormal noise perception, in which sounds of relatively normal volume are perceived as too loud or even painfully loud. Hyperacusis has been blamed on an increase in auditory response gains as Hyperacusis patients' voices decreased and louder growth activities. However, the mechanisms that lead to hyperacusis have remained unclear. To analyze candidate mechanisms for hyperacusis, we've used a computerized model of the auditory system. We then tested a variety of potential hyperacusis gain techniques by determining their effects on model equal-loudness contours and comparing the findings to normal hearing thresholds.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2015.00157


The impact of hyperacusis and hearing loss on tinnitus perception in German teachers

Single hearing disorders are unusual in terms of their causes and interdependencies. Depending on the number and type of comorbid HD, one of particular concern was the effect of single HD on perceived anxiety. The majority of the 1468 participants suffered from two HD in various combinations, and the fewest were afflicted with only one HD. The majority of teachers suffered from all three HD, considering the seven HD programs. None of the four groups, including hyperacusis, were found to suffer distress ratings of hyperacusis, as well as between the four groups with hearing loss. Hyperacusis-groups in the Mini-TQ soared in the Mini-TQ, scoring significantly higher than those excluding hyperacusis. The widespread use of HD in German teachers reveals a need for improved noise suppression in German schools as one of occupational safety's top priorities.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.4103/1463-1741.160682


Speech comprehension difficulties in chronic tinnitus and its relation to hyperacusis

We conducted an exploratory research in a large sample of tinnitus patients to determine the prevalence of speech comprehension difficulties among tinnitus patients, and to investigate the underlying causes by investigating the connection between speech comprehension difficulties and peripheral auditory processing disorder. Subjective speech comprehension reports were correlated with listening level and audiologically assessed speech comprehension skills. In comparison, co-morbid hyperacusis was only related to language processing difficulties in noisy environments, but not with speech comprehension difficulties in general. Whereas speech comprehension difficulties in quiet environments are mainly due to peripheral hearing loss and dysfunctional central auditory processing.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.3389/fnagi.2016.00293


Development and validation of Hyperacusis Handicap Questionnaire in individuals with tinnitus associated with hyperacusis

A clear measure of sensitivity to sound is vital, as there is a lack of a common protocol for determining hyperacusis in people with tinnitus. Although there are a few questionnaires to measure hyperacusis, a more general use of these questionnaires in the Indian context would be unfavorable. The aim is to design and validate an indigenous Hyperacusis Handicap Questionnaire for people with tinnitus connected with hyperacusis. Result: The internal consistency of the questionnaire was found by Cronbach's Alpha, u03b1 = 0. 8 for Functional, u03b1 = 0. 83 for Social, u03b1 = 0. 7 for Emotional subscales, implying that the questionnaire can be used to determine disability associated with hyperacusis in individuals with tinnitus. Conclusions: According to HHQ's findings, it is expected that the HHQ will assist in the identification and quantification of hyperacusis in people with tinnitus.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joto.2019.12.004


Clinical Interventions for Hyperacusis in Adults: A Scoping Review to Assess the Current Position and Determine Priorities for Research

To establish the current position of hyperacusis research and identify research gaps in order to direct future research, it is important to determine future research. Only 67% of the studies provided a definition of hyperacusis, such as u201creduced toleranceu201d or u201c vulnerability to sound; U201d sensitivity to sound. U201d Assessments and outcomes included Loudness Discomfort Levels, the Hyperacusis Questionnaire, and the Tinnitus Retraining Therapy interview. Patients reporting hyperacusis as a secondary complaint or as part of a symptom group were generally evaluated in terms of implementation. To determine the success of treatment strategies for patients with hyperacusis, randomised Controlled Trials are required.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2723715

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