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Professor Ali A Danesh talks about his research on hyperacusis, tinnitus and misophonia

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Ali A. Danesh from University of Florida, USA, about his upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck...
Professor Brian C.J. Moore talks about his research on misophonia among patients with tinnitus and hyperacusis

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Brian C.J. Moore from University of Cambridge, UK, about his upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck...
Validity and Reliability of English Version of MisoQuest

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Fatma Kula from University of Surrey, UK, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck College, University...
Occupational Noise Exposure and Hyperacusis among Female Workers in Sweden – a hazard found below the current limit level

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Dr Sofie Fredriksson from School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned...
Neurophysiology of Misophonia

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Mercede Erfanian from University College London, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck College,...
Misophonia, temperamental traits, and psychopathology: A report from a face-to-face study

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Marta Siepsiak from Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at...
Relationship between misophonia, hyperacusis and tinnitus: an online survey study

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Fatima Husain from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July...
Comparing neural correlates of tinnitus with and without co-occurrence of hyperacusis based on auditory brainstem responses

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Imke Jana Hrycyk from Graduate School of Medical Sciences (Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences), University of Groningen, The Netherlands, about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International...
Research on Hyperacusis in Children

June 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Iskra Potgieter from NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre, UK about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at...
Physical and Mental Health Problems Associated with Misophonia

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Dr Zach Rosenthal from Duke University (USA) about his upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at Birkbeck College,...
Misophonic Avoidance Behaviours

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Nico Remmert who is a PhD student at Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany about his upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July...
New Hyperacusis Impact Questionnaire (HIQ) in Dutch

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Hannah Keppler from Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium about her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for...
Biomarkers for Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Professor Marlies Knipper, Professor Lukas Ruettiger, and Dr Wibke Singer from Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Hearing Research Centre Tübingen, Molecular Physiology of Hearing, University of Tübingen,...
Somatic Modulation for Hyperacusis Treatment

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Dr Laure Jacquemin, audiologists and researcher from Antwerp University Hospital, Belgium, regarding her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for...
A new misophonia scale developed by Health Psychologists

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Dr Bridget Dibb, health psychologist from University of Surrey (UK), regarding her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at...
Occupational Therapy: Hyperacusis/Misophonia in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

May 2022

Dr Hashir Aazh interviews Dr Tana Carson from Florida International University (USA) with regard to her upcoming presentation at the 6th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia which is planned for Friday-Saturday 1-2 July 2022 at...
Dr Hashir Aazh Has Been Recognised as the Number One Expert in Hyperacusis in Europe and the Second in the World!

August 2021

Dr Hashir Aazh has been identified as the number one expert in Hyperacusis in Europe and the second in the world. The 2021 rankings, compiled by ExpertScape, identified Professor Richard Salvi from State University of New York at Buffalo (right hand...
Living Well with Tinnitus: A Book Signing Event

August 2021

Date: 14th November 2022 Venue: Guildford G live   Dr Hashir Aazh and Professor Brian C.J. Moore return with a new book in 2022. The ticket price includes a copy of the book, which you will collect when you check in to the venue. Or you can...
Dr Hashir Aazh Talks to the Independent About Misophonia

The Independent, July 2021

Dr Hashir Aazh talks to The Independent about misophonia and its impact on the life of the person who experience it. Sometimes we may find certain sounds irritating and hard to ignore. Examples are: scraping a chalkboard with the fingernails, someone...
The 2021 Ranking, Recognised Dr Hashir Aazh to Be In the Top 0.4% Among Tinnitus Experts in the World

July 2021

Dr Hashir Aazh has been recognised as to be in the top 0.4% among 12,000 published tinnitus researchers and clinicians in the world. He has been recognised as the 9th top-rated tinnitus expert in the UK among 500 published researchers and clinicians...
Internal Consistency And Convergent Validity Of The Inventory Of Hyperacusis Symptoms

Ear and Hearing, November 2020

The aim was to assess the validity and reliability of a new questionnaire for hyperacusis, the Inventory of Hyperacusis Symptoms (IHS). Results showed that this hyperacusis questionnaire has good internal consistency and reasonably high validity, as...
Telehealth Tinnitus Therapy During The COVID-19 Outbreak In The UK: Uptake And Related Factors

International Journal of Audiology, October 2020

During COVID-19 lockdown, patients were offered telehealth CBT via video using a web-based platform. This study evaluated the proportion of patients who took up the offer of telehealth sessions and factors related to this. Although CBT via telehealth...
The Relationship Between Hearing Loss And Insomnia For Patients With Tinnitus

International Journal of Audiology, January 2020

It is possible that tinnitus, hearing loss and insomnia are all linked to oxidative stress. If so, there should be a relationship between insomnia and hearing loss among patients with tinnitus. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship...
Parental Separation And Parental Mental Health In Childhood: Coping With Tinnitus And Hyperacusis In Adulthood

Audiology Today, December 2019

In a trilogy of studies conducted by Dr. Aazh and an international network of researchers from University of Cambridge, Florida Atlantic University, and University of Regensburg, the relationships among parental mental health and parental separation...
Patients’ Perspectives About The Acceptability And Effectiveness Of Audiologist-Delivered Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Tinnitus And/Or Hyperacusis Rehabilitation

American Journal of Audiology, December 2019

The aim of this study was to evaluate the views of patients who completed audiologist-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) about (a) the effectiveness of the treatment, (b) the acceptability of receiving CBT from audiologists, and (c) the...
Does Tinnitus Get Worse As Hearing Loss Increases In Severity?

The Hearing Review, Tinnitus, October 2019

Karl E. Strom the editor of The Hearing Review reports on the study Hashir Aazh, PhD, and Richard Salvi, PhD, published in Journal of American Academy of Audiology which shows only a weak association between tinnitus loudness and puretone average...
Parental Mental Illness May Be Associated With Suicide In Adults With Tinnitus

The Hearing Review, Tinnitus, August 2019

Patients who suffer from ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and sensitivity to loud noise could be at heightened risk for suicidal and self-harm thoughts because of their childhood history of parental mental illness. A new study, published in the...

Podcasts

ENT perspectives on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Tinnitus

Panellists: Dr. Hashir Aazh (Audiologist, UK), Dr. Ana Jotic (ENT specialist, Serbia), Dr. Sandra Bastos (ENT specialist, Brazil)

This podcast focuses on clinical implementation of CBT methods by ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) specialists in management of their patients with otological disorders combined with tinnitus. The main topics were (1) clinical management of a patient with chronic suppurative otitis and tinnitus using CBT (Dr. Ana Jotic) and (2) Clinical management of a patient with tinnitus and severe progressive hearing loss using CBT (Dr. Sandra Bastos). Dr Aazh was moderating the podcast.

iCBT for Tinnitus (internet-based cognitive behavioural therapy)

Presenter: Dr. Hashir Aazh (Audiologist, UK)

This podcast focuses on the use of iCBT programme which comprises 7 online modules and is aimed at improving access to this evidence-based intervention for anyone who experiences this debilitating condition anywhere in the world. This iCBT for tinnitus programme is as the result of collaborative work between audiologists, hearing scientists and clinical psychologists and is founded based on reflecting on clinical practice and research on this topic. This podcast is recorded during the official launch of iCBT for tinnitus.

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