Science

Evidence-based science news on noise, tinnitus or hyperacusis evaluation, treatment, or prevention.

Mapping and Measuring Real Time Community Noise

Noise pollution can cause stress and too many flight or fight chemicals in the body. This is a public health crisis that can also make tinnitus or hyperacusis worse. Mapping and measuring real time community noise identifies areas or locations with unhealthy noise levels as well as quiet areas and locations that need protecting. Cities …

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Children’s Tinnitus Hyperacusis Prevalence Internationally

It’s such an important question to answer. Problems with study methods are stopping international scientists from answering the question: What is children’s tinnitus hyperacusis prevalence internationally for ages 5 to 19? How common are T-H in children of different ages around the world? Tinnitus is hearing extra sounds or sound combinations-like ringing, buzzing, squealing-when there …

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Online Tinnitus Hyperacusis Surveys

Scientists around the world are doing online tinnitus hyperacusis surveys to gather data from people in the tinnitus, hyperacusis, misophonia (including phonophobia), “normal” hearing, hearing loss, and Deaf Community. Take a quick survey. Help them gather data that will make things better for our future. Tinnitus Tech Questionnaire This questionnaire is a part of ESIT …

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Tinnitus Hyperacusis Frequently Asked Questions

Are people with tinnitus or decreased sound tolerance faking it? No. Brain imaging or neuroimaging tests like SPECT, PET and functional MRI prove people with tinnitus and hyperacusis have differences in their brain activity compared to people who don’t have these conditions. People with tinnitus and decreased sound tolerance have hyperactivity in the central hearing …

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