diplacusis


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diplacusis

 [dip″lah-koo´sis]
the perception of a single auditory stimulus differently in one ear from in the other, so that two different sounds are heard.

dip·la·cu·sis

(dip'lă-kū'sis),
Abnormal perception of sound, either in time or in pitch, so that one sound is heard as two.
[G. diplous, double, + akousis, a hearing]

diplacusis

/dip·la·cu·sis/ (dip″lah-koo´sis) the perception of a single auditory stimulus as two separate sounds.
binaural diplacusis  different perception by the two ears of a single auditory stimulus.
disharmonic diplacusis  binaural diplacusis in which a pure tone is heard differently in the two ears.
echo diplacusis  binaural diplacusis in which a sound of brief duration is heard at different times in the two ears.
monaural diplacusis  diplacusis in which a pure tone is heard in the same ear as a split tone of two frequencies.

dip·la·cu·sis

(dip'lă-kyū'sis)
Abnormal perception of sound, either in time or in pitch, so that one sound is heard as two.
See also: binaural diplacusis
[G. diplous, double, + akousis, a hearing]

diplacusis

A sensation of hearing two sounds of different pitch on exposure to a single sound. The condition is caused by a disorder of the COCHLEA.
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At the patient's first visit to the author's office, neurotologic testing with tuning forks revealed diplacusis at 512, 2,048, and 4,096 Hz.
At follow-up 3 months later, the patient reported that the diplacusis had become a little worse, the aural fullness more pervasive, and the hyperacusis worse on the days he took the risedronate.
The patient returned in another 3 months and reported that the diplacusis was better toward the end of the etidronate cycle but worse on days when he took risedronate.