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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

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...

Noise Pollution, Phones, and Hyperacusis

“I’ve been badly beaten twice, so far, today. I have hyperacusis. I am autistic, so my senses have always worked a bit differently from most people. I have been chronically ill for the past few years, and it seemed to have amplified some of my senses. With this...

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.

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 by...

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

Low-level Laser Therapy: One Patient’s Experience

I would like to summarize my personal experience with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) and some implications for improving our understanding of hyperacusis diagnosis and treatment. Like most people with hyperacusis, my journey has been long and complex.

An MD Summary of the 2016 ARO Hyperacusis Symposium

Dr. Iver Juster, a Family Medicine physician, gives his expert summary of this important symposium which convened researchers, clinicians, educators and—importantly—the voice of the patient—to coordinate our growing knowledge of this challenging disabling condition.

LB’s Hyperacusis Story: My guitar had to be loud

I have always listened to loud music and played loud music, thinking the worst that could go wrong was mild hearing loss when I’m old. At age 14, I started listening to loud music through earbuds. When I started playing bass guitar, it had to be loud or I wouldn’t be...

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