Audiological Diagnosis and Management of Hyperacusis in the United States

The University of Texas at Dallas

Authors / Faculty: Dr. Kelly Jahn, AuD, PhD; Chelsea Koach, B.S.
Contact Person: Chelsea Koach
End Date: 1/31/2023

Given the lack of evidence-based protocols for the diagnosis and management of hyperacusis, there is a pressing need to understand what audiologists actually do when patients with reduced sound tolerance seek evaluation and treatment at their clinics. In this survey study, we seek to understand the current trends surrounding audiological testing and intervention for hyperacusis in the United States (US). This information will provide a crucial first step toward the development of systematic, evidence-based clinical protocols for working with patients that have difficulty tolerating sound.

It is expected that the full survey will require less than 30 minutes to complete. The survey is anonymous. Upon completion of this survey, you may choose to enter a raffle to win one of five $50 Amazon gift cards.

If you have any questions please contact the Principal Investigator, Kelly Jahn, AuD, PhD, at

This study has been reviewed and approved by The University of Texas at Dallas Institutional Review Board. If you have questions about your rights as a study participant or want to report a research related concern, you may contact The University of Texas at Dallas Human Subjects Research Office at (972) 883-4575.