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
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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.
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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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SSCD symptoms include autophony (a condition enabling a person to hear echoes of sounds in the ear), hearing loss, hearing one's heartbeat loudly, vertigo, etc.
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. On Wednesday the court heard evidence from a Department for Work and Pensions investigation team that followed the 44-year-old and his wife over a 40-day period from September to November 2012, culminating with their arrest on November 21.
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).
Patients often report that their voice sounds unusually loud or like an echo (autophony), or they may notice a hypersensitivity to sound (hyperacusis).
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.