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hyperacusis

 [hi″per-ah-ku´sis]
abnormal acuteness of the sense of hearing.

hy·per·a·cu·sis

, hyperacusia (hī'pĕr-ă-kū'sis, -kū'sē-ă),
Heightened sensitivity to sound, with aversive or pained reactions to normal environmental sounds.
See also: decreased sound tolerance, misophonia, phonophobia.

hyperacusis

/hy·per·acu·sis/ (-ah-koo´sis) an exceptionally acute sense of hearing, the threshold being very low.

hyperacusis

(hī′pər-ə-ko͞o′sĭs, -kyo͞o′-)
n.
Abnormally acute hearing due to heightened irritability of the sensory neural mechanism.

hyperacusis

ENT A marked ↑ in sensitivity to sounds

hy·per·a·cu·sis

, hyperacusia (hi'pĕr-ă-kyū'sis, -kyū'sē-ă)
Heightened auditory acuity, sometimes accompanied by painful sensitivity to ordinary environmental sounds. usage note The term is not synonymous with recruitment or hypersensitivity.
[hyper- + G. akousis, hearing]

hyperacusis

Undue sensitivity to sound which is perceived as uncomfortably loud, so that normal sound levels may be found intolerable. Also known as recruitment. These are features of various conditions including many cases of SENSORINEURAL DEAFNESS and of BELL'S PALSY. Hyperacusis should be distinguished from phonophobia (fear of sound) and misophonia (dislike of sound).