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Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients.
Am J Audiol 2019; 28(2):245-250AJ

Abstract

Purpose Audiologists should be treating hyperacusis patients. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin because treatment protocols and evidence-based treatment studies are lacking. A good place to start in any tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic is to incorporate a group educational session. Method Here, we outline our approach to establishing a hyperacusis group educational session that includes specific aspects of getting to know each patient to best meet their needs, understanding the problems associated with hyperacusis, explaining the auditory system and the relationship of hyperacusis to hearing loss and tinnitus, describing the influence of hyperacusis on daily life, and introducing treatment options. Subjective responses from 11 adults with hyperacusis, who participated in a recent clinical group education session, were discussed to illustrate examples from actual patients. Conclusions Due to the devastating nature of hyperacusis, patients need to be reassured that they are not alone and that they can rely on audiologists to provide support and guidance. A group approach can facilitate the therapeutic process by connecting patients with others who are also affected by hyperacusis, and by educating patients and significant others on hyperacusis and its treatment options. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.8121197.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL. Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City. Department of Otolaryngology, Zagazig University, Egypt.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31095405

Citation

Perreau, Ann E., et al. "Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients." American Journal of Audiology, vol. 28, no. 2, 2019, pp. 245-250.
Perreau AE, Tyler RS, Mancini PC, et al. Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients. Am J Audiol. 2019;28(2):245-250.
Perreau, A. E., Tyler, R. S., Mancini, P. C., Witt, S., & Elgandy, M. S. (2019). Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients. American Journal of Audiology, 28(2), pp. 245-250. doi:10.1044/2019_AJA-18-0148.
Perreau AE, et al. Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients. Am J Audiol. 2019 Jun 10;28(2):245-250. PubMed PMID: 31095405.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Establishing a Group Educational Session for Hyperacusis Patients. AU - Perreau,Ann E, AU - Tyler,Richard S, AU - Mancini,Patricia C, AU - Witt,Shelley, AU - Elgandy,Mohamed Salah, Y1 - 2019/05/16/ PY - 2019/5/17/pubmed PY - 2019/5/17/medline PY - 2019/5/17/entrez SP - 245 EP - 250 JF - American journal of audiology JO - Am J Audiol VL - 28 IS - 2 N2 - Purpose Audiologists should be treating hyperacusis patients. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin because treatment protocols and evidence-based treatment studies are lacking. A good place to start in any tinnitus and hyperacusis clinic is to incorporate a group educational session. Method Here, we outline our approach to establishing a hyperacusis group educational session that includes specific aspects of getting to know each patient to best meet their needs, understanding the problems associated with hyperacusis, explaining the auditory system and the relationship of hyperacusis to hearing loss and tinnitus, describing the influence of hyperacusis on daily life, and introducing treatment options. Subjective responses from 11 adults with hyperacusis, who participated in a recent clinical group education session, were discussed to illustrate examples from actual patients. Conclusions Due to the devastating nature of hyperacusis, patients need to be reassured that they are not alone and that they can rely on audiologists to provide support and guidance. A group approach can facilitate the therapeutic process by connecting patients with others who are also affected by hyperacusis, and by educating patients and significant others on hyperacusis and its treatment options. Supplemental Material https://doi.org/10.23641/asha.8121197. SN - 1558-9137 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31095405/Establishing_a_Group_Educational_Session_for_Hyperacusis_Patients L2 - https://pubs.asha.org/doi/full/10.1044/2019_AJA-18-0148?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -