Finding a clinician familiar with hyperacusis can be challenging. If an audiologist specializes in tinnitus there is a good chance they are familiar with hyperacusis as well. Once you find someone familiar with hyperacusis, you will be able to receive a proper diagnosis and overview of treatment options. Audiometry testing other than hearing sensitivity tests should not be done with someone who is unfamiliar with hyperacusis as sound levels can be high. MRIs even with hearing protection are very loud (110dB-120dB) and may need to be avoided depending on the severity of hyperacusis. The pros and cons of these tests should be discussed with a doctor who is experienced with hyperacusis.

American Tinnitus Association

The American Tinnitus Association (ATA) lists provider information that is relevant for those with hyperacusis whether or not they are experiencing tinnitus.

Audiologist Search Engines

American Tinnitus Association Provider Search Engine

American Academy of Audiology Search Engine

Be sure to set Specialties to “Tinnitus”, enter your location, and change Radius to “25 Miles” or more. Then click “Search”.

United Kingdom Clinician Network

Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinician Network

Counseling over the phone

U. of Iowa Hyperacusis Counseling Over the Telephone
Clinician: Dr. Richard Tyler (Audiologist)
Treatment Type: Hyperacusis activities treatment (HAT)

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Support/Patient Forum

Tinnitus Talk

Hyperacusis Support Facebook Group

Hyperacusis Support & Research Facebook Group

Hyperacusis & Tinnitus Support Facebook Group

Hyperacusis Relevant News

Hyperacusis Research Facebook Page

Public Awareness

Harvard Video: Hyperacusis with Pain (10/2017)

Boston Globe/STAT News (11/2016): Pain Hyperacusis

Chris Singleton’s Story, BBC Interview (5 min.)

Anthony Ochoa’s Story, Documentary “A Noisy Life” (12 min.)

20/20 Hyperacusis Segment (8 min.)

Misophonia Documentary (8 min.)

ABC News (2/2014): A Day in NYC When Every Sound is Painful

NY Times (12/2014): When Everyday Noise is Unbearable

The Atlantic (10/2015): A Musician Afraid of Sound

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Pubmed– National database of medical research.

Tinnitus Talk Podcast/Transcript: Transforming Hyperacusis Research (2019)

Review of hyperacusis research (Damien Ponsot 2015)

Hyperacusis Literature Review (Richard Tyler 2014)

Hyperacusis Mechanisms Video (Salvi 2014)

International Conference on Hyperacusis Research News

Other Informational Websites

Chicago Dizziness and Balance: Hyperacusis

Hearing Health Foundation

Misophonia Association

American Tinnitus Association

Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers

Lyme Information

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