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Hyperacusis: A focus area for University of Iowa Conference

Hyperacusis Research president Bryan Pollard spoke to doctors and audiologists at the University of Iowa’s 25th Annual International Conference on the Management of the Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Patient.  The topic of Bryan’s talk was “What’s life really like with...

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2017 Emerging Research Grants Announced!

Along with our partner, the Hearing Health Foundation, we are excited to announce our Emerging Research Grants for 2017. These grants demonstrate our continued commitment to uncover the mechanisms associated with hyperacusis on our path to a cure.

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I Would Rather Lose My Teeth Than Suffer From Hyperacusis

I loved my career as a registered dental hygienist. It was very rewarding and I loved my patients. My days were filled with the piercing whine of dental equipment, with my head positioned just inches from the motorized whirr. I never thought twice about the noise....

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2017 ARO Collaboration Meetings

Hyperacusis Research was excited to participate in the Association for Research in Otolaryngology’s Midwinter Meeting for the fifth consecutive year. The conference brought together more than a thousand of the world’s top otolaryngology researchers.

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2017 ARO Event – Next Steps for Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis Research sponsored an exciting event at the 2017 ARO Midwinter Research Meeting. The roundtable meeting, which included 41 attendees, focused on defining the key next steps for researching hyperacusis to uncover the mechanism and find a cure.

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A punch in the jaw made every sound torture for this model

Katrina Caro's hyperacusis developed after a blow to the face. The sobering story of her injury and its aftermath is told in the New York Post. Katrina was working as a nightclub waitress when she was punched in the jaw. What appeared to be a dental injury turned out...

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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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