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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

(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).
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Hyperacusis and otitis media in individuals with Williams Syndrome.
MG reported that his left facial symptoms came on suddenly with mild pain, markedly decreased sensation in the left face, decreased production of tears but without otalgia, altered taste, hyperacusis or aural fullness.
People with hyperacusis have such a severe intolerance to sound, that it may be difficult and sometimes impossible for them to remain in the mainstream of life enduring all the environmental noise which comes with living in our world today.
Characteristics reported for WS may include psychiatric disorders with symptoms including anxiety, hyperactivity, preoccupations, inappropriate interpersonal behaviors including indiscriminate affection, sleep disturbance, and hyperacusis (sensitivity to noise; Einfeld, Tonge, & Florio, 1997).
In some cases infants and young children have very sensitive hearing (hyperacusis) and are distressed by high-pitched but common household sounds such as the dog barking, cabinets closing, or the vacuum cleaner.
Fourthly, to assess their responsiveness to sound generally, with consideration to any evidence to hyperacusis pseudohyperacusis sensitivity or preoccupation.
The person who has hyperacusis can't simply get up and walk away to escape this scenario.
The leading symptoms are recurrent, spontaneous short attack of spinning or non-spinning vertigo that last a fraction of a second to a few minutes, and occur with or without ear symptoms (tinnitus and hypo or hyperacusis) with possibility of motion intolerance.
Tinnitus and hyperacusis are also commonly found in elderly population which may be due to the progressive increase of age-related hearing loss [4].
for the 2018 erg cycle, grants of up to $30,000 will be awarded for research in seven priority areas, including general hearing health, central auditory processing disorders, hearing loss in children, hyperacusis, mnire~s disease, tinnitus, and usher~s syndrome.
Study of the relationship between the degree of tinnitus annoyance and the presence of hyperacusis. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol.
The typical symptoms of SSCD include vertigo, disequilibrium, autophony, conductive hearing loss, hyperacusis of bone conduction, and pulsatile tinnitus, as well as typical signs such as the Tullio phenomenon (intense sound induced vertigo) and the Hennebert sign (pressure-induced vertigo).