Priority 16 from the Hyperacusis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Is hyperacusis related to physical changes in the ear or brain? (JLA PSP Priority 16)
Overall ranking 16
JLA question ID 0075/16
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Is hyperacusis primarily a psychological issue? ~ What fMRI developments inform thinking  in this areas? ~ Do physiological changes within the brain cause hyperacusis or is it  a pyschological response based on an individual's perception? ~ Is it in the ears or the brain? ~ What's the mechanism(s) of sound-induced ear pain at onset of hyperacusis? ~ Is hyperacusis physical, emotional (limbic system), or both? ~ Is it a psychological problem rather than that affected by hearing? ~ When the underlying mechanism of the condition is not understood, shouldn't the first source of data be the patient?
Submitted by Healthcare Professionals x 17  ~  Patients x 46  ~  Parents x 5  ~  Carer x 1 ~ Family/Friend x 1 ~ Education x 2 ~ Other x 1 ~ N/A x 1
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0075
PSP name Hyperacusis
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 85  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 23 July 2018