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08 Jun 2021

A Thirteen Years Old Boy With Severe Misophonia: Treatment Outcome and Mum’s Reflections.

Background We use a pseudo name Jack. Jack was diagnosed with severe misophonia with a significant hyperacusis component 1,2. He was under the care of a child and adolescent psychiatrist for OCD an

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08 Jun 2021

Now I Am Confident That I Can Relax, Concentrate on My Work, Sleep Well, and Enjoy My Life Fully Despite Hearing a Loud Tinnitus: A 51 Year’s Old Man With Left-Sided Tinnitus Caused by Working With Loud Machinery Without Ear Protection.

We use a pseudo name David here. David developed tinnitus in his left ear following working with loud outdoor machinery without ear protection for few hours. He described his tinnitus as a constant

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28 Feb 2021

Top Three Advice for Parents of Children With Misophonia by Dr Hashir Aazh

Dr. Hashir Aazh BSc, MSc, PhD (Audiologist, Specialist in Tinnitus, Hyperacusis & Misophonia Rehabilitation) Misophonia is characterised by strong irritation, annoyance, anger, disgust or disli

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19 Apr 2020

Is hearing loss related to sleep disturbances in individuals with tinnitus?

People with insomnia have higher bodily concentrations of oxidizing substances, perhaps because sleep reduces oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is one of the factors which have been suggested to g

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19 Apr 2020

What do patients say about receiving Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for tinnitus and hyperacusis management from specialist audiologists?

In a pioneering study, Dr Hashir Aazh, in collaboration with Professor Brian C.J. Moore and Dr Christina Bryant (School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne) explored the views of pat

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06 Dec 2019

Is it good to use relaxing/nature noises on mobile phones Apps for tinnitus in order to help me sleep at nights?

Use of background noise in order to distract you from tinnitus, whether it is music from your mobile phone or soothing sounds from a noise generator device, is counter-productive. Use of sound to d

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06 Dec 2019

My child covers her/his ears in noisy places. Why? What is the advice to parents with children who are sensitive to noise?

Dislike or fear of certain sounds is a common experience in children. Aversive reaction to noise can start in children when they are about 2-3 years old. It can also start later in their life. Pare

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06 Dec 2019

My ears hurt when I hear certain noises. What should I do?

It is common to feel pain when exposed to certain sounds if you have hyperacusis. Hyperacusis is a term that is used to describe intolerance to certain everyday sounds that causes significant distr

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What to do if noise hurt my ears
20 Sep 2019

What to do if noise hurt my ears?

If, day-to-day environmental sounds hurt your ears, then it is likely that you are experiencing hyperacusis. Hyperacusis is intolerance of certain everyday sounds that causes significant distress a

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What to do if I hate eating noises
20 Sep 2019

What to do if I hate eating noises?

If you experience hatred of certain man-made noises, then it is likely that you have misophonia. Misophonia is defined as an abnormally strong emotional and behavioural reaction to particular sound

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What to do if I can't tolerate noise
20 Sep 2019

What to do if I can’t tolerate noise?

If you find it hard to tolerate certain ambient noises (i.e., humming noise from air conditioning, electrical wires, Wi-Fi boosters, radiators, noises made by neighbours, and noises generated from

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What to do if I have ringing in my ears
20 Sep 2019

What to do if I have ringing in my ears?

If you hear a persistent ringing sound in your ears, it is likely that you have tinnitus. Tinnitus is perception of a sound in the head or ears with no acoustic stimulation. Most people describe it

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faq
18 Sep 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

In this blog Dr. Hashir Aazh answers frequently asked questions about tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia and noise sensitivity in general. Please feel free to submit your questions via info@hash

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