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Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies

David M. Baguley, Gerhard Andersson
110 pages, Illustrated (B/W), Hardcover, 6 x 9"
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Baguley and Andersson have created a definitive resource on hyperacusis which summarizes present knowledge from both psychological and auditory neuroscience perspectives for a clinical audiology audience.

Hyperacusis is a troublesome symptom which is attracting increasing interest from clinicians and researchers alike. Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies summarizes and critically reflects upon present knowledge, including insights from auditory neuroscience, psychology and clinical audiology. The implications for therapy are made explicit, and the treatment options available are discussed. The authors, Dr. David Baguley (Cambridge, UK) and Professor Gerhard Andersson (Linköping, Sweden), are well-known experts in the field, and have published widely on hyperacusis and related topics. Their multi-disciplinary collaboration considers hyperacusis in a reflective and innovative manner.


  • Michael D. Seidman, MD., Otology and Neurotology (2008):
    "...Provides the reader the opportunity to gain an understanding of the prevalance and purported mechanisms. The book segues into a thorough cookbook-style method to assess the patient and delves more deeply into the clinical and behavioral underpinnings of hyperacusis."

  • Miranda C Griffin, Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Luton, Beds:
    "This book is clear and concise, and not terrifyingly long. As well as discussing some of the avenues for scientific research it goes on in a more practical vein to explore the development of cognitive behaviour therapy programmes, and how sound generators have been used in the treatment of hyperacusis. It is a descriptive book which looks ahead, and frequently reminds us that there are currently gaps in our knowledge, which have yet to be addressed. However, it is positive and optimistic in its approach, and contains enough practical advice for the clinician to keep going back to it as a valuable reference tool."

  • Foreword by Craig Newman.
  • Introduction.
  • Prevalence.
  • Mechanisms and models.
  • Assessment.
  • Clinical Aspects of Hyperacusis.
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
  • Sound Therapies for Hyperacusis.
  • Conclusions.

About The Authors

David M. Baguley

David M. Baguley, BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, is Professor of Hearing Sciences at the University of Nottingham NIHR Biomedical Research Centre. He was formerly head of audiology and hearing implants at Cambridge University Hospitals, United Kingdom. He completed undergraduate and master's degrees at the University of Manchester and a doctorate at the University of Cambridge (2006). Dr. Baguley has more than 150 peer-reviewed publications; is coauthor on the books Tinnitus: A Multidisciplinary Approach, Second Edition (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Hyperacusis: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Therapies (Plural Publishing, 2007); and coedited the latest edition of Ballantyne's Deafness (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). In 2010, Dr. Baguley coauthored a popular self-help book on tinnitus and hyperacusis, Living with Tinnitus and Hyperacusis (McKenna, Baguley, & McFerran; Sheldon Press). In 2006, Dr. Baguley received an International Award in Hearing from the American Academy of Audiology and has been awarded three times with the Shapiro Prize from the British Tinnitus Association for tinnitus research (2005, 2008, 2017). He has been a visiting professor at Anglia Ruskin University; a fellow at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge; and is currently president of the British Tinnitus Association. Dr. Baguley's clinical and research interests focus upon tinnitus and hyperacusis, with the aim of understanding these symptoms, and designing and evaluating novel and innovative and effective interventions.

Gerhard Andersson

Gerhard Andersson, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Behavioural Sciences, at Linkoping University, in Sweden.

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