Research on Hyperacusis in Children

June 1, 2022 at 9:00 am

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 Birkbeck College, University of London, London, United Kingdom.
Iskra’s presentation will focus on her PhD study which examined discussions on online forums to understand the lived experiences of hyperacusis in children from a parent or carer perspective. Posts from publicly available online forums were thematically analysed. Online searching identified 219 potentially relevant conversation threads across 18 forums and involving 1436 forum users. A total number of 170 eligible conversation threads, containing 1834 messages, were used in the analysis.
This is the first study to account for the lived experiences of children experiencing hyperacusis from a parent/carer perspective using online forum data. These findings expand on existing research on the manifestation of hyperacusis in children and provide a basis for further work improving clinical assessment and management.

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