Hyperacusis and misophonia: the lesser-known siblings of tinnitus

Minn Med. 2011 Nov;94(11):42-3.


Hyperacusis (decreased sound tolerance) and misophonia (fear of sound) are two conditions about which little is known. Consequently, physicians often struggle when they encounter patients who are affected by them. This article attempts to educate the medical community about hyperacusis and misophonia, both of which can have devastating effects on the lives of patients, and ways to manage them.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Female
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / diagnosis
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / etiology*
  • Hearing Loss, Noise-Induced / therapy
  • Humans
  • Hyperacusis / diagnosis
  • Hyperacusis / etiology*
  • Hyperacusis / therapy
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Tinnitus / diagnosis
  • Tinnitus / etiology*
  • Tinnitus / therapy