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abnormal acuteness of the sense of hearing.
hy·per·a·cu·sis, hyperacusia (hī'pĕr-ă-kū'sis, -kū'sē-ă),
hyperacusis/hy·per·acu·sis/ (-ah-koo´sis) an exceptionally acute sense of hearing, the threshold being very low.
Abnormally acute hearing due to heightened irritability of the sensory neural mechanism.
hyperacusisENT 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]