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  • Hyperacusis Research visits SUNY Buffalo Research Center
  • 2014 ARO Conference Update

What is Hyperacusis?

Hyperacusis is a condition that causes a person to be unable to tolerate everyday noise levels without discomfort or pain. This condition may be initiated by a disease, by a loud noise exposure or induced by certain drugs.  See the American Academy of Otolaryngology's hyperacusis patient page for diagnosis and treatment details.

Hyperacusis Research is dedicated to researching noise-induced pain.  Please support us with your tax-deductable donation to help us fund biomedical research to improve the quality of life for sufferers. 

Create your own fundraising campaign by setting up a FirstGiving page.

Hyperacusis Research Grant

HHF ResearchHyperacusis Research was excited to partner with the Hearing Health Foundation for our first research grant.  This grant was awarded to Dr. Richard Tyler at the University of Iowa to conduct a literature review focused on hyperacusis, recruitment, misophonia, phonophobia, and mechanisms of volume/intensity processing in the auditory pathway.  Dr Tyler has completed the literature review which is now available on-line in the American Journal of Audiology.  

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Survey Question

What type of pain do you get from noise?

Sharp Pain in Ear - 37.9%
Dull Pain in Ear - 20.7%
Throbbing Pain in Ear - 13.8%
Headache - 10.3%
I Don't Get Pain - 13.8%
Burning Pain - 3.4%

Total votes: 29
The voting for this poll has ended on: 05 Sep 2013 - 02:53

20/20 Highlights Hyperacusis

20-20Hyperacusis Research was excited to see the ABC News program 20/20 feature a segment on hyperacusis and noise-induced pain. The show, anchored by Elizabeth Vargas, aired on Feb 7 and on Aug 15.

Hyperacusis Research worked with the producers as they prepared this show, and we are grateful to ABC News for taking an interest.

The segment features a couple and a father who have hyperacusis and shows the challenges they face in our noisy world.

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Buffalo Research Center Visit

Rich Salvi1Dr. Rich Salvi, the director of the Center for Hearing and Deafness at SUNY Buffalo, recently hosted our first online webinar.  Dr. Salvi is also a Scientific Advisor for Hyperacusis Research.  We are extremely grateful for the SUNY Buffalo researcher's efforts to enhance our understanding of the mechanisms of hyperacusis which play a vital role in finding a cure.

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ARO Midwinter Meeting Highlights

ARO LOGOHyperacusis Research was excited to attend 2014 Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO) Midwinter Meeting. Bryan Pollard, Presdent of Hyperacusis Research, was able to attend many informative lectures and poster presentations on topics related to hyperacusis.  Mr. Pollard was also able to have in-depth discussions with more than a dozen researchers at the conference.  Many researchers were eager to learn more about how their work can contribute to finding a cure for hyperacusis.

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Second Annual Fundraiser

HR 31aHyperacusis Research was grateful for the supporters who joined us at our second annual fundraising event. It was a pleasant fall afternoon where many families and supporters gathered at Trombetta's Farm in Marlboro, MA to enjoy a round of mini-golf and ice cream.  See our media page for pictures from the event.

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