Patients and Doctors Webinar on Misophonia, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

December 2023

The full video recording of this webinar is here with free access. 


National Tinnitus Awareness week 2024 is planned for 5th to 11th February. Its aim is to raise awareness about tinnitus and factors related to it among public as well as healthcare professionals. Consistent with this, Patients and Doctors Webinar is organised by Hashir International Institute as a free event which is aimed to give participants an overview about available clinical services informed by latest research evidence.

Tinnitus is perception of sound without actual acoustic stimulation. People may perceive tinnitus as a sound coming from (1) inside one ear or both ears, (2) in the centre or back of the head or neck, or (3) as an outside sound from their environment. In other words, the individual is hearing a sound or combination of sounds (e.g., buzzing, ringing, whistle, or roaring sound) in the absence of such sounds being present in the environment or within their own body. This is called “subjective tinnitus”. Majority of people with tinnitus experience subjective tinnitus.

We are an independent research institute and UK- wide specialist clinic for adults and children who experience distressing tinnitus and sound intolerance disorders. You can enrol to our therapy packages from anywhere in the world. After a decade of research, we have developed our premier therapy package which comprises targeted cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for tinnitus and sound intolerance disorders combined with consultations with a multi-disciplinary team of audiologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and neuroscientists. Research on our premier therapy package has shown very good results in helping patients to manage their symptoms and significantly improve their quality of life.

On the 3rd day of the National Tinnitus Awareness Week (7th Feb 2024, 10 am to 12 pm, UK time), take part in Patients and Doctors Webinar which is aimed to give you an overview about clinical services offered by various specialists at Hashir International Institute. You will hear from a multi-disciplinary team of audiologists, psychologists, occupational therapists, and neuroscientists about how they deliver various components of the consultations and the outcome of the therapy sessions for adults and children who experience tinnitus, misophonia and hyperacusis.

7th Feb 2024, 10 am to 12 pm, UK time

Provisional Programme

Time Topic Speaker
10:00-10:15 Why is a multi-disciplinary approach important for the research and clinical management of misophonia, tinnitus and hyperacusis? Dr Hashir Aazh, PhD

Director of the Institute

10:15-10:30 Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults: a case study Patricia Pugh, MSc

Audiologist, Specialist in Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia Rehabilitation

10:30-10:45 CBT for adolescents and children: A case study Joanna Barker, BSc

Audiologist, Specialist in Tinnitus, Hyperacusis and Misophonia Rehabilitation

10:45-11:00 Gain more confidence to manage your symptoms effectively using patient support sessions in addition to the main therapy. Rebecca Haward, BSc

Patient Support Officer


11:00-11:15 Misophonia education for patients guided by research.


Dr Mercede Erfanian

Neuroscientist & Research Fellow


11:15-11:30 QuietMind therapy package: report of patients treated via guided internet CBT.


Evelyn Chan, MSc

Psychology Researcher 


11:30-11:45 Managing sensory and emotional dysregulation in children with noise sensitivity using occupational therapy (OT).


Sherry Aazh, MSc

Specialist Occupational Therapist


11:45-12:00 Questions Clinical and research panel


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