Survey – What are the current recommendations on how to use sound therapy to treat adult patients diagnosed with Hyperacusis?


BSA Member Nighat Kalsoom and University Hospitals of Derby and Burton are inviting you to take part in a research study.

Before you decide to take part, it is important that you know why they are completing this study and what is involved. Please click here to read the participant Information Sheet.

This research is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and Health Education England (HEE).

Hyperacusis is a condition where sensitivity to normal everyday sound increases to a point of hypersensitivity or reduced sound tolerance and can affect patients in distressing ways (Fackrell et al, 2019, Baguley and Andersson, 2007). Current management interventions include education, signposting to talking therapy/counselling (Stansfeld, 1992) and Sound therapy. Sound therapy may include advice around sound exposure using CDs/Apps, tabletop white noise generators, wearable sound generators or hearing aids. At present there is a lack of clarity for sound therapy such as what type of device to use and how long to use it for. Therefore, this questionnaire will be conducted to explore a consensus on use of sound therapy in adults with Hyperacusis.

Please note that you consent to your data being used for this research project by completing this survey. To find out more information on this, please click here.

To participate, click here:

The closing date is 10th May 2024

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the survey, please do not hesitate to contact Nighat Kalsoom at or to and we will forwards on your behalf.

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