Karen Cook, who worked as a flight attendant, shared her story with BBC News, describing how hyperacusis drastically altered her life. “Sound is everywhere. It’s like air, you can’t escape it. Sound keeps me a prisoner. It has completely erased me.”

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Sufferers are from all walks of life. Hyperacusis often has a significant impact on every part of a person’s life, from their work, their home environment, and virtually every social setting.

Felipe’s story: “We are handicapped, and I would rather act accordingly than suffer for no reason. The more I recognize what hurts me and what does not, the better I can go through life.”

Felipe’s story: “We are handicapped, and I would rather act accordingly than suffer for no reason. The more I recognize what hurts me and what does not, the better I can go through life.”

Felipe, a doctoral student in philosophy and a native Spanish speaker, lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with his wife Bianca. What I want to say to you is this: I know the pain. I know the pain you go through every day and I know what it is to hurt your loved ones...

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$37,500 Matching Donor Challenge

$37,500 Matching Donor Challenge

A generous donor will contribute up to $37,500 to Hyperacusis Research as a challenge match. If we can raise $37,500 by the end of the year, the donor will give another $37,500 which will mean a total of $75,000 in new funding for research to find a cure for...

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