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Hyperacusis Research Tours Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary

Bryan Pollard, President of Hyperacusis Research, was recently given a tour of research labs at Mass. Eye and Ear Infirmary which is a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital and world-renowned research center. The research overview was led by Heidi Nakajima

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The Quiet Coalition: Eliminating Dangerous Noise

Hyperacusis Research is excited to announce the formation of The Quiet Coalition, which seeks to reduce environmental noise. Bryan Pollard, president of Hyperacusis Research, is a founding member. The Quiet Coalition consists of science, health, and legal professionals

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Classical Singer Magazine: Your Ears and Your Career

Rachel Antman describes the dangers of noise-induced hearing damage for musicians in this excellent story in Classical Singer Magazine.  The story is especially critical for musicians since their job frequently puts them at risk and it is not yet common for musicians...

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Hyperacusis Research is Partnering with The Mighty

We’re Partnering with The Mighty! We are happy to announce our partnership with The Mighty. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease and disability, including chronic pain conditions and rare disorders. Our...

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2016 MAKE HYPERACUSIS HISTORY Benefit Dinner

Our second Hyperacusis Research Boston-area fundraising dinner was a great success! We raised over $17,000 for research and had a broad range of attendees. Bryan Pollard, President of Hyperacusis Research, started the event by giving the attendees a Noise IQ test.

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Workplace Noise Injury includes Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis Research partnered with the author of this story in USA Today which features Jeff Ammon telling his challenging story of noise injury including severe hyperacsuis. “Eight years ago, Jeff Ammon, now 55, began noticing a feeling of pressure in his ears every...

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Tinnitus Today: What IS a Safe Noise Level?

In a recent issue of Tinnitus Today, Bryan Pollard and Daniel Fink, M.D., discuss this question: What IS a safe noise level? When does noise exposure start causing hearing loss? The answer to this question underlies a renewed effort to protect the hearing of everyone.

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Hyperacusis Research Supports New ERG Grant

Along with our partner, the Hearing Health Foundation, we are excited to announce our Emerging Research Grant for this 2016. It goes to Xiying Guan, Ph.D., of the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School. He will be studying hyperacusis caused...

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Hyperacusis Research Participates in ATA Webinar

Hyperacusis Research was grateful to participate in the American Tinnitus Association webinar on hyperacusis. The full webinar is available to paid members of the ATA at the ATA members section of their website at ata.org. Bryan Pollard and Rich Salvi were key speakers for the webinar.

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