Tom Dozier

Tom Dozier is a behaviorist who has researched and provided treatment for misophonia for the past 10 years. During that time he has worked with over 1,000 misophonia patients and families. He is author of Understanding and Overcoming Misophonia and 9 journal articles.  Tom founded the non-profit Misophonia Institute in 2016 to promote misophonia awareness and research.  He developed Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy as a behavioral treatment for misophonia for all ages, including very young children, and provides this treatment by telehealth (internet video chat).

Tom was first introduced to misophonia by a parent seeking coaching help with her daughter with misophonia. Tom had never heard of misophonia, but since the girl had the same strong reaction to auditory, visual, and olfactory triggers, he understood that misophonia could not simply be caused by an auditory neurological defect. He also recognized that this is the condition that his daughter had struggled with as a teenager. Because he was semi-retired, he had the time and so decided to apply the research in behavior science to this unknown disorder. For the past 10 years, Tom has investigated misophonia by talking to many people, conducting research, and investigating possible treatments. Tom developed a treatment called Relaxation and Counterconditioning Therapy (RCT), which is beneficial for many.  For more information on misophonia, see  For information on Tom, see

Ingvald Wilhelmsen Foto: Line Møller

Ingvard Wilhelmsen er spesialist i indremedisin og psykiatri og professor emeritus ved Universitetet i Bergen. Han har i 26 år drevet en liten Hypokonderklinikk ved Haraldsplass Diakonale Sykehus og har skrevet flere bøker, bl.a. "Livet er et usikkert prosjekt", "Sjef i eget liv", "Kongen anbefaler" og "Det er ikke mer synd på deg enn andre".

Jonathan Gale

Jonathan Gale is a Professor of Auditory Cell Biology and Director of the UCL Ear Institute.

He is a founding member of the UCL Ear Institute.

He studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of damage, repair and regeneration in the inner ear.

Part of his laboratory is run jointly in a collaboration with Professor Sally Dawson researching stress signalling in the inner ear

Cristina Murphy

Cristina Murphy

Despite decades of research, APD is still a controversial topic with questions involving the lack of a gold standard for diagnosis, the influence of non-auditory skills, such as language and cognition, on auditory processing tasks and the confusing presentation overlapping with other developmental conditions. In addition, little research has addressed the effect of specific APD interventions. This talk will show the latest findings involving those controversies with a focus on the significant advances to support clinicians in assessing and managing children with listening difficulties. The goal is to raise awareness about APD reinforcing the evidence-based approach and the importance of a holistic view encompassing hearing, language and cognition.