MP-4: Decreased Sound Tolerance in Children: Exploring Clinical Practice Guidelines


  1. Overview
    • Effects of DST
    • Stats from our program at Boston Children’s
    • Provide hope and direction
  2. Definitions, characteristics, symptoms of DST disorders
    • Hyperacusis,
    • Misophonia,
    • Phonophobia
    • Tensor Tympani dysfunction
  3. Co-morbidities
    • Behavioral Health
    • Neurodevelopmental
    • Other
  4. Prevalence
  5. Pathophysiology
    • Theories
    • Latest Research
  6. Boston Children’s Hospital Clinical Practice Guidelines
    • Case History
    • Diagnostics
    • Counseling
  7. Management
    • The role of the audiologist
    • Working with other clinical providers
    • Educational considerations
  8. Case Studies
  9. Questions


Learning Objectives:

  • Define characteristics of sound tolerance disorders including: hyperacusis, misophonia, phonophobia and acoustic shock
  • Describe parts of the classical and non-classical auditory system that are involved in producing the symptoms of these disorders
  • Describe the role of the audiologist in diagnosing and treating these disorders
  • Identify other health care professionals who should be on the team and their roles.