Priority 25 from the Hyperacusis PSP

UNCERTAINTY: Does avoidance of sound improve hyperacusis or make it worse? (JLA PSP Priority 25)
Overall ranking 25
JLA question ID 0075/25
Explanatory note Not available for this PSP

None identified

Health Research Classification System category Ear
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples Does avoiding  noise worsen pain, distress, or the severity of hyperacusis? ~ Should a H person habitually wear ear plugs went out? ~ Does avoiding exposure to loud sounds help prevent hyperacusis? ~ Do ear plugs help prevent further hearing loss when acute onset happens? ~ Is over-protecting my ears actually making my hyperacusis worse? ~ Can hyperacusis be prevented by limiting sound exposure?  
Submitted by Healthcare Professionals x 14  ~  Patients x 56  ~  Parents x 3  ~  Family/Friend x 2 ~ Education x 1 ~ Other x 2 ~ N/A x 5
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