hyperacusis


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hyperacusis

(ˌhaɪpərəˈkjuːsɪs)
n, pl hyperacuses
(Medicine) med the sense of a disproportionate increase in volume compared to a moderate auditory stimulus
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Noun1.hyperacusis - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanismhyperacusis - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
hearing disorder, hearing impairment - impairment of the sense of hearing
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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.
He also developed hyperacusis which meant he had an extreme aversion and hypersensitivity to sounds that are generally not an issue to others.
SR10 Headache, intermittent diplopia at near, trouble focusing at near, dry eye, hyperacusis, photosensitivity, eye strain.
Noise exposure is also associated with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis.
Got tinnitus and hyperacusis, and it got worse after attending a game despite wearing earplugs," one fan wrote on Facebook.
This edition has been updated and revised with new developments and has three new chapters on tinnitus and hyperacusis in childhood, emerging treatments, and special populations, as well as appendices of treatment protocols for use in audiology and psychology contexts.
Two conditions that produce DST have gained increased attention over the last few years: misophonia and hyperacusis.
She also claimed to "suffer hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis in both ears" which had lead to "anxiety, loss of sleep, and depression," the Mirror reported
Tricolor Seeds Report Number Delayed Effects 7 Euphoria 25 Tiredness, hyperacusis and rumbling in the head 10 Abdominal pain, dilated pupils, photophobia and decreased visual acuity 12 Hallucinations, seeing room with closed eyes, sound distortions, altered color perception, emotional liability, depression and time distortions 13 Head ache and apathy TABLE 2 Previously Reported Effects Induced by Seeds of Plants Belonging to the Convolvulaceae Family Morning I.
Scientifically, a better understanding of the brain's reaction to noise could help our understanding of medical conditions where people have a decreased sound tolerance such as hyperacusis, misophonia (literally a "hatred of sound") and autism when there is sensitivity to noise.
I am severely hearing-impaired, with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis (sensitivity to loud sound).
Following the introduction, chapters address the anatomy and physiology of the peripheral auditory system; medical aspects of otologic damage from noise in musicians; tinnitus, hyperacusis, and music; and the risk of music induced hearing loss from headphones.