Priority 20 from the Hyperacusis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: What is the best way to differentiate hyperacusis from other hearing conditions (e.g. recruitment, misophonia, Meniere's, tinnitus)? (JLA PSP Priority 20)
Overall ranking 20
JLA question ID 0075/20
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can they tell whether it is recruitment or hyperacusis? ~ Can Misophonia (intolerance to biological sounds: breathing, swallowing of others) cause hyperacusis? ~ Is the assessment of hyperacusis different for tinnitus sufferers? ~ Should auditory processing of hyperacusis patients be looked at more closely rather than immediately diagnosing discomfort not objectively related to loudness as misophonia (the consequence of emotion)? Frequency, signal envelope, signal complexity, etc. may be involved independent of emotion and may in fact be evoking emotion in certain cases.
Submitted by Healthcare Professionals x 3  ~  Patients x 6  ~   Carer x 1 ~ Other 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