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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The symptoms can be manifold, but most characteristically cause Tullio's phenomenon (sound-induced vertigo), strain-induced vertigo, and autophony (hearing internal noises quite loudly, such as eye movement and heel strike).
The typical symptoms of SSCD include vertigo, disequilibrium, autophony, conductive hearing loss, hyperacusis of bone conduction, and pulsatile tinnitus, as well as typical signs such as the Tullio phenomenon (intense sound induced vertigo) and the Hennebert sign (pressure-induced vertigo).
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.
SYMPTOMS:-Blocking sensation of ear, conductive type deafness, wooly feeling in the ear, autophony, poor school performance.
SSCD is characterised by vertigo induced by noise/pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, autophony, and unilateral hearing loss/fullness.
Women who have patulous tubes usually report intermittent symptoms that consist of autophony and a roaring sensation in their ears that is synchronous with breathing and is worse when they are in an upright position or exercising (or both).
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).
Autophony (abnormally heating one's own voice) due to a distended eustachian tube.