Further Reading

Literature Reviews

A Review of Hyperacusis and Future Directions: Part I. Definitions and Manifestations.
Authors: Tyler R, Pienkowski M, et. al. (2014)
Summary: Excellent review. Does encourage less conventional definitions. Funded by hyperacusisresearch.org and Hearing Health Foundation.
Link: Recent news page of hyperacusis.net under the December 2014 heading.

A Review of Hyperacusis and Future Directions: Part II. Measurement, Mechanisms, and Treatment.
Authors: Pienkowski M, Tyler R et. al. (2014)
Summary: Excellent review. A must read. Funded by hyperacusisresearch.org and Hearing Health Foundation.
Link: Recent news page of hyperacusis.net under the December 2014 heading.

Central gain control in tinnitus and hyperacusis.
Authors: Auerbach B, Rodrigues P, Salvi R. (2014)
Summary: Excellent review. Additional detail on central gain mechanisms.
Link: Free from Frontiers in Neurology

Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies
Authors: Baguely D, Andersson G. (2007)
Summary: Detailed review of hyperacusis. Although written for a professional audience, the content is presented clearly and should be easily digested by people without a professional background. It is expensive and one may want to sell the book used on amazon after reading to make up for the cost.
link: Amazon ($72)

Hyperacusis Survey Data

Hypersensitivity to Sound: Questionnaire data, audiometry and classification.
Authors: Anari M, Axelsson Alf, Eliasson A, Magnusson L. (1999)
Summary: Although it is old, this is the best general survey of hyperacusis patients i’ve found.
Link: Published in Scandinavian Audiology ($52)

Hyperacusis: Clinical Studies and Effect of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Author: Juris L. (2013)
Summary: Has interesting general questionnaire of hyperacusis patients before being treated with CBT. Also includes details on CBT applied to hyperacusis. It is interesting to see the waitlist did not show any improvement in LDLs.
Link: Free from Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine.

TTTS/Shared Symptoms

Tonic tensor tympani syndrome in tinnitus and hyperacusis patients: A multi-clinic prevalence study.
Authors: Westcott M et. al. (2013)
Summary: Provides detailed look at hyperacusis symptoms that are shared by tinnitus only patients. These are suspected to by a result of TTTS.
Link: Free (HTML from Noise & Health) or (PDF at bottom hyperacusis.net page on TTTS).

Acoustic shock injury (ASI).
Authors: Westcott M. (2006)
Summary: More detail on TTTS symptoms.
Link: Free from dineenwestcottmoore.com.au

Topical review: Temporomandibular disorders in an integral otic symptom model
Authors: Ramirez LM, Ballesteros LE, Sandoval GP (2008)
Summary: Detailed analysis of potential mechanisms of ear symptoms related to TMD. Many apply to TTTS.
Link: Purchase or Subscription from International Journal of Audiology


A Non-cononical Pathway from Cochlea to Brain Signals Tissue-Damaging Noise.
Authors: Flores E, Duggan A, Madathany T, Hogan A, Marquez F, Kumar G, Seal R, Edwards R, Liberman MC, Garcia-Anoveros J. (2015)
Summary: Study giving attention to type II nerves in cochlea with suspicion that they are pain receptors. Study is very detailed and will require experience or some studying to digest. News article below provides a good summary.
Link: From cell.com ($31.50)
News Article on suspected auditory pain receptors: http://news.feinberg.northwestern.edu/2015/02/garcia-auditory-pathway/

An Introduction to Pain Pathways and Mechanisms.
Authors: Reddi D
Summary: Simplified look at pain and the brain. The suspected pain receptors in the cochlea resemble c fiber nociceptors.
Link: Pain Pathways and Mechanisms (Free)

The Radiology of Referred Otalgia
Authors: Chen RC, Khorsandi AS, Shatzkes DR, Holliday RA. (2009)
Summary: This outlines the various sensorineural pathways that dually innervate the ear and other sites within the head and neck, as well as discuss various disease processes that are known to result in referred otalgia.
Link: Free from the American Journal of Neuroradiology

Sound Therapy

The hyperacusis literature review at the top of this page provides examples of sound therapy as does the sound therapy section of this site.

Treatments for Decreased Sound Tolerance (Hyperacusis and Misophonia).
Authors: Jastreboff P, Jastreboff M. (2014)
Summary: Overview of decreased sound tolerance from perspective of TRT founder Pawel Jastreboff and Margaret Jastreboff. Provides summary of TRT treatment protocol for hyperacusis and misophonia. Will help you understand basics of the TRT approach.
Link: PDF can be found in recent news page of hyperacusis.net in May 2014 section.

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