Hyperacusis Reserach was excited to host our first webinar, led by Professor Richard Salvi of the University of Buffalo. In this talk, Professor Salvi highlights research from his ear research center at the University of Buffalo. Possible mechanisms of hyperacusis are discussed.
View the webinar below:
Tinnitus and hyperacusis have more etiologies than toxicity from drugs such as antibiotics and sacylates. Has your research looked at all into the role of hormones in the auditory system and an imablance in hormone production leading to tinnitus and hyperacusis and even hearing loss? Can ototoxic drugs cause hearing disorders alone or does the addition of hormone imbalance impact the auditory system together to create varying degrees of hearing disorders from having tinnitus alone, to tinnitus and hyperacusis togethe, hearing loss? I have many questions – my appologies. What do all the conditions/disease out there like William’s syndrome that involve hearing disorders such as tinnitus and or hyperacusis have in common – inflammation, altered brain chemistry – hormone imbalance – epigenetic changes etc.?
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