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.
Tonic tensor tympani syndrome in tinnitus and hyperacusis patients: A multi-clinic prevalence study.
Noise exposure is also associated with tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and hyperacusis. NIHL has traditionally been associated with occupational noise, but there is increasing evidence that music may play an important role as well (Lewis et al.
Xerostomia was present at the first visit in 19.7% of the patients; facial pain, hyperlacrimation, aural fullness, and hyperacusis represented a smaller percentage of the symptoms (Figure 2).
Some people with this "hyperacusis" cannot even have a normal conversation with their family because it can create pain lasting for days at a time.
They describe its prevalence and natural history, anatomy and physiology, mechanisms, objective correlates, consequences and moderating factors, psychological models, the neurophysiological model, its perception and measurement, self-report and interview measures, hyperacusis, traditional treatments, tinnitus retraining therapy, a cognitive behavioral treatment program, and complementary medicine approaches.
Two conditions that produce DST have gained increased attention over the last few years: misophonia and hyperacusis. Misophonia, which literally means "hatred of sound," is a (http://misophonia.info/) condition in which everyday sounds evoke intense negative emotions and physical reactions.
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.