2nd International Conference on Hyperacusis (ICH2), London


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The 2nd International Conference on Hyperacusis will take place at the Birkbeck College, University of London, from July 9 to 10, 2015. The theme of the conference is "public involvement".

The idea is to bridge the gap between perspectives of researchers, theorists, practitioners and clients/patients/service users. The aims of this conference are to (1) raise awareness about hyperacusis, (2) exchange ideas, experiences, and research outcomes on assessment and management strategies for hyperacusis, (3) discuss implications of findings from experimental studies for clinical practice, and (4) encourage involvement of patients in guiding research directions and clinical practice.

Experts from the UK, USA, Belgium, Netherlands, Spain, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Brazil and many other countries will be presenting on a wide range of topics.

Key note presentations:

  • Overview of Physiological Models for Hyperacusis, Professor Marlies Knipper (Germany) ENT Assessment and Management of Hyperacusis, Dr. Alessandra Fioretti ( Italy)
  • Noise Exposure, Hyperacusis and Tinnitus, Jos J. Eggermont, Professor Emeritus, University of Calgary (Canada)
  • ABR and MLR Responses Pre- and Post-Treatment for Hyperacusic Hearing-Impaired Patients Successfully Treated with a Low-Level Sound-Therapy Protocol to Improve Sound Tolerance and Expand the Dynamic Range for Loudness, Craig Formby, Distinguished Graduate Research Professor, University of Alabama (USA)
  • Loudness Hyperacusis: Mechanisms of Normal Loudness and Their Breakdown, Brian C. J. Moore, Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge (UK)
  • Sensory Symptoms and Sensitivity to Sound in Tourette Syndrome, Andrea Cavanna, Consultant in Behavioural Neurology, Birmingham (UK) Psychiatric Evaluation of Misophonia, Damiaan Denys, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
  • Behavioural Experiments in Cognitive Therapy for Hyperacusis, Hashir Aazh, Head of Tinnitus & Hyperacusis Therapy Specialist Unit, Guildford (UK)
  • Electrophysiological Correlates of Hyperacusis, Annick Gilles, Post Doc Research Fellow, University of Antwerp (Belgium)
  • Enabling Everyone’s Effective Involvement, Peter Beresford, Professor of Social Policy, Brunel University London (UK)

For more details visit the ICH2 website.

Hashir Aazh, organising committee

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