7th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia (ICHM7) is planned for Sunday to Tuesday, 15 – 17 September 2024. It will take place in Warsaw, Poland.

The meeting is addressed to audiologists, psychologists, ENT doctors, and other hearing professionals working with patients suffering from hyperacusis, misophonia, or tinnitus.

The scientific program will aim to provide a practical guide for improving your research and clinical work. We look to bring together clinical workers and researchers from worldwide to discuss the latest studies, ideas, and challenges.

Welcome letter

I am very pleased to confirm that the 7th International Conference on Hyperacusis and Misophonia (ICHM7) will be held as a face-to-face event in Warsaw, Poland, from 15 to 17 September 2024. Following their hugely successful international conferences on otology (32nd Politzer Society meeting & 2nd World Congress of Otology), tinnitus (12th International Tinnitus Seminar and 1st Word Tinnitus Congress in 2017), and audiology (XXXV World Congress of Audiology in 2022) in recent years and their overwhelmingly positive feedback from the attendees, the Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing and Institute of Sensory Organs have won the competition to host ICHM7 in 2024.   

This event is suitable for oto-rhino-laryngologists, audiologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, hearing aid dispensers, social workers, neuroscientists, researchers, and other professionals who are involved in research or care for patients with tinnitus, hyperacusis, and misophonia. Over the 2 days of the conference, you will have the opportunity to attend talks from a multi-disciplinary group of world-renowned keynote speakers bringing together studies of audiology, ENT, mental health, neuroscience, epidemiology, psychoacoustic, psychometry, neurology, and other areas. The programme will feature key opinion leaders in medical, surgical, rehabilitative, and mental health from the clinical and laboratory research sphere but crucially, we will also hear from those with lived experience of hyperacusis and misophonia and their families. We hope to have the programme available at the beginning of next year, so do keep an eye on our website or join the mailing list for up-to-date information when that is released.

Warsaw is a magnificent city full of history and culture, with the conference venue based at the heart of the city, just moments away from the city liveliest bars and cafes, high-end shopping, green landmarks, and historic spots. 

We will be opening the call for abstracts for oral and poster presentations very soon. Online registration is now open. Book early to avoid disappointment and take advantage of the early bird rates which will be available until the end of 2023. You can also now book accommodation through our website, giving you a choice of hotels within close proximity to the venue.  

We are working hard to make this international conference our most inspiring and best yet and hope to see you in Warsaw in September 2024.

Contact me if you would like to bid for hosting ICHM8 in 2026!

Dr. Hashir Aazh

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline: 30 May 2024

Early registration: before 31 December 2023

Registration deadline: 31 August 2024

Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D., dr. h.c. multiHonorary President
Prof. Henryk Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D., dr. h.c. multi
World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland
Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D., MSc.Co-President
Prof. Piotr H. Skarżyński, MD, Ph.D., MSc.
Institute of Sensory Organs, Kajetany, Poland
Dr. Hashir Aazh, Ph.D.
Dr. Hashir Aazh, BSc, MSc, Ph.D.
Hashir International Specialist Clinics & Research Institute for Misophonia, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, Guildford, UK 


Prof. Ali A. Danesh
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Prof. Damiaan Denys
University of Amsterdam, Department of Psychiatry, Netherlands

Dr. Amr El Refaie
School of Clinical Therapies, University College Cork, Ireland

Dr. Mercede Erfanian
Hashir International Specialist Clinics & Research Institute for Misophonia, Tinnitus and Hyperacusis, Guildford, UK

Dr. Jane Gregory
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Alessandra Fioretti
Tinnitus Center, Rome, Italy

Dr. Heather A. Hansen
Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Dr. Maria Huber
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Clinic, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Fatima Husain
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Dr. Laure Jacquemin
University Dept. of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium

Prof. Pawel Jastreboff
Professor Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, USA

Prof. Wafaa Kaf
Communication Sciences and Disorders Department, Missouri State University, USA

Prof. Brian C.J. Moore 
Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, UK

Dr. Eleonora Natalini
Tinnitus Centre, Rome, Italy

Prof. Arnaud Norena
Laboratory of Cognitive Neurosciences, Aix Marseille University, France

Prof. Danuta Raj-Koziak
World Hearing Center, Institute of Physiology and Pathology of Hearing, Warsaw/Kajetany, Poland

Dr. M. Zachary Rosenthal
Duke University, Durham, USA

Prof. Richard Salvi
Buffalo University, USA

Dr. Adam Sheppard
Department of Communicative Disorders & Sciences, University at Buffalo, USA

Dr. Marta Siepsiak
Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Poland

Prof. Eric Alan Storch
Psychiatry & Behav Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, USA

Prof. Steven Taylor
Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia, Canada

Prof. Jamie Ward
School of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK

Prof. Karin Zimmer
Empirical Educational Research, University of Vechta, Germany