[Hyperacusis: a mini review]

Lin Chuang Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi. 2021 Jun;35(6):563-566. doi: 10.13201/j.issn.2096-7993.2021.06.018.
[Article in Chinese]


Hyperacusis refers to the experience of the sound environment being perceived as overwhelmingly loud or painful, and this can severely affect the patient's quality of life. In China little attention has been paid to hyperacusis, and there has been little research undertaken on the topic. Therefore, this article summarizes the recent research on hyperacusis regarding definition, epidemiology, etiology, mechanism, evaluation and treatment to give directions for future research.

Keywords: audiology; hyperacusis.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Humans
  • Hyperacusis* / epidemiology
  • Quality of Life
  • Sound
  • Tinnitus*

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