autophony


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autophony

 [aw-tof´ah-ne]
abnormal hearing of one's own voice and respiratory sounds, usually as a result of a patulous eustachian tube.

au·toph·o·ny

(aw-tof'ŏ-nē),
Increased hearing of one's own voice, breath sounds, arterial murmurs, and other noises of the upper body; noted especially in disease of the middle ear or of the nasal fossae.
[auto- + G. phōnē, sound]

autophony

The hyperperception of one's own voice, breathing and other internal sounds, which may be due to occlusion of the external auditory canal—e.g., by earwax, serous otitis media, open eustachian tube and superior canal dehiscence syndrome.

au·toph·o·ny

(aw-tofŏ-nē)
Undue accentuation of the sound produced by one's own voice, usually caused by a middle-ear disorder; produces the "head-in-the-barrel" sensation.
[auto- + G. phōnē, sound]

au·toph·o·ny

(aw-tofŏ-nē)
Increased hearing of one's own voice, breath sounds, arterial murmurs, and other noises of the upper body; noted especially in disease of the middle ear or of the nasal fossae.
[auto- + G. phōnē, sound]
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The symptoms of the patients varied between individuals and included autophony, disequilibrium, ear fullness, hearing loss, oscillopsia, pulsatile tinnitus, tinnitus, and vertigo.
In the 5 patients with partial resolution, residual symptoms included mild disequilibrium (3/5), autophony (1/5), and hearing loss (1/5).
In addition, most (9/10) of them had complete or partial resolution and avoided pulsatile tinnitus, autophony, vertigo, hearing loss, and severe disequilibrium [Figure 4].
3) with bilateral SSCD had worsened symptoms after surgery, including autophony, vertigo, pulsatile tinnitus, and tinnitus, but the two other patients with the same condition had good outcomes (patient No.
The former includes vertigo, disequilibrium, oscillopsia, nystagmus, the Tullio phenomenon, and the Hennebert sign; the latter comprises autophony, hearing loss, pulsatile tinnitus, tinnitus, and ear fullness.
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. He also described hypersensitivity to certain sounds, reporting that he could hear the sound of his own footsteps in his left ear while walking and the movement of bones when rotating his neck.
At the 1-week evaluation, he said his dizziness, autophony, and hyperacusis had completely resolved, he had experienced no recurrent vertigo, and his left-sided aural fullness had abated significantly.
The left-sided aural fullness, autophony, and tinnitus remained completely resolved, and his hearing had returned to preoperative levels.
Typical symptoms include sound- or pressure-induced vertigo, disequilibrium, oscillopsia, autophony, aural fullness, and hearing loss.
In 2005 he told the Department for Work and Pensions his wife suffered from hyperacusis and autophony, conditions which meant she was extremely sensitive to sound, and from depression.