Join the 7th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia!

July 10, 2024 at 9:40 am



World Hearing Centre, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, and the Institute of Sensory Organs (Kajetany, Poland) will be hosting the 7th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia from Sunday to Tuesday, 15 – 17 September 2024 in Warsaw. Honorary President of the conference is Prof. Henryk Skarżyński and the co-presidents are Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, and Dr Hashir Aazh.


This international conference is among the most important scientific events of 2024 and brings together multi-disciplinary group of world-renowned keynote speakers bringing together studies of audiology, ENT, mental health, neuroscience, epidemiology, psychoacoustic, psychometry, neurology, and other areas. Provisional draft from the conference programme suggests that there will be talks and workshops from Prof. Richard Salvi (Centre for Hearing and Deafness, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA), Prof. H. Skarżyński (Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw, Poland), Prof. P.H. Skarżyński (Institute of Sensory Organs, Poland), Prof. Ali A. Danesh (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida Atlantic University, USA), Prof. Gerhard Goebel (Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Centre at the Neurocenter Prien, Prien am Chiemsee, Germany), Dr. Maria Huber (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Clinic, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria), Prof. Fatima Husain (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA), Dr. Laure Jacquemin (University Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium), Dr. Jaelline Jaffe (Private Practice, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA), Prof. Pawel Jastreboff (Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, USA), Prof. Margaret Jastreboff (Jastreboff Hearing Disorders Foundation, Inc, USA), Prof. Brian C.J. Moore (Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK), Dr. Eleonora Natalini (Tinnitus Centre, Rome, Italy), Dr. Danuta Raj-Koziak (World Hearing Centre, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland), Dr. Zachary Rosenthal (Duke University, Durham, USA), Dr. Marta Siepsiak (Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland), Prof. Jamie Ward (School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK), Prof. Karin Zimmer (Empirical Educational Research, University of Vechta, Germany), Prof. Marlies Knipper (Tübingen Hearing Research Centre, Germany), Nazife ÖZTÜRK ÖZDEŞ (Turkey), Oleg Banyra (Ukraine), Anna Turek (Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland), India Lawton (UK), Dr. Julia Campbell (USA), Nico Remmert (Germany) and many more!


Planned workshops are:

  • Workshop 1: Demonstration surgeries otology
  • Workshop 2: Using the Duke Misophonia Questionnaire and Duke Misophonia Interview in Evidence-based Treatment Planning for Adults
  • Workshop 3: 4C Hyperacusis/Misophonia Management Questionnaires: A method to enhance patient’s readiness for therapy
  • Workshop 4: Differential Diagnosis Between Misophonia and Mental Health Disorders


Planned panel discussions are:

  1. Physiological differences and similarities between hyperacusis and misophonia
  2. Clinical management of hyperacusis and misophonia


Some of the planned talks are listed here:

  • Hyperacusis in Fragile X model of Autism and Chronic Stress-Induced Hyperacusis
  • Exploring the Neurochemical and Psychophysiological Basis of Misophonia and Hyperacusis
  • Imaging Hyperacusis and Misophonia: Present and Future
  • No time for triggers: Objective misophonic avoidance measurement using behavioural timing data
  • Hyperacusis Questionnaire (Mini-HQ9), a valid short tool for use in a clinical tinnitus population
  • Audiologic Assessment in Misophonia
  • Objective functional biomarkers to find druggable targets for tinnitus and hyperacusis
  • Loudness hyperacusis: Mechanisms of loudness perception and their breakdown
  • Evaluation of Hearing in Noise Performance in Patients with Misophonia: Preliminary Results
  • Quality of sexual life in individuals with misophonia and their partners
  • Exploring Hyperacusis Through Art: A Journey of Connection and Understanding
  • Making Sense of Treatment Research for Misophonia: An Overview and Call to the Field
  • The neurophysiological model for hyperacusis and misophonia
  • The Role of Family Dynamics in Misophonia: Proposed Topics for Formal Study
  • Diagnosis and treatment of misophonia and hyperacusis based on the neurophysiological model
  • Noise sensitivity: Strategies for a systematic review
  • Measurements of sound sensitivity: lessons from the citizen science project
  • Hyperacusis and Misophonia in the ASD Population
  • Hyperacusis and hearing rehabilitation in adults with cochlear implants (CI) – Case series
  • Hyperacusis questionnaire – a new tool for assessment hyperacusis in tinnitus patients
  • Examining Cognitive, Emotional, Auditory, and Family Functioning in Children with Misophonia
  • Metacognitive Interpersonal Therapy for Misophonia: a single-case study
  • Examining Cognitive, Emotional, Auditory, and Family Functioning in Children with Misophonia


Note: Winners of the Sound Off art competition in 2024 will have their work exhibited at the 7th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia in Warsaw, September 2024! The aim of Sound Off is to raise awareness about misophonia, tinnitus and hyperacusis.


Note: You are also welcome to take part in the 59th Inner Ear Biology Workshop (15-17 September, Warsaw) which will take place in the same venue and hosted jointly by the World Hearing Centre and the Institute of Sensory Organs!  Click here for info.



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