autophony


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Related to autophony: hyperacusis

autophony

(ɔːˈtɒfənɪ)
n, pl -nies
a diagnosis made by listening to vibration of one's own voice on the patient's chest

autophony

a form of auscultation in which the practitioner learns the condition of the patient’s chest from the way in which his own voice is modified as he speaks against the chest. See also deafness.
See also: Medical Specialties
a form of deafness in which the sufferer hears only his own voice, and that very loudly. See also medical specialties.
See also: Deafness
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Graham O'Sullivan, prosecuting, previously told court that Dodds described his wife's hearing as so sensitive that 'the crackling of pillows and sheets could wake her' and said when she used the lavatory she was unable to tear her own toilet paper or use the flush due to conditions known as hyperacusis and autophony.
SSCD is characterised by vertigo induced by noise/pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, autophony, and unilateral hearing loss/fullness.
The patient reported an 8-year history of a sudden-onset, nonfluctuating, left-sided hearing loss that had remained unchanged and a 1-year history of a gradual-onset, nonfluctuating, bilateral tinnitus (greater on the left) and a constant left-sided aural fullness and autophony.
Auditory or vestibular dysfunction may develop in patients with Lassa fever, and tinnitus, autophony, hearing loss, dizziness, vertigo, nystagmus, and ataxia have been reported (3,4).