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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).
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Hyperacusis has always been present, but its severity increased 3 years ago when 1 mg/day risperidone was prescribed for hyperactivity and behavioral problems.
Table 1: Common symptoms and signs in otology pertaining to noise induced hearing loss Signs and Symptoms Hearing loss Tinnitus Hyperacusis Headache Sleep disturbances Poor concentration Table 2: Distribution of frequency of otological signs and symptoms pertaining to noise induced hearing loss Otological and Signs N Percentage and Symptoms (no) (%) Hearing loss 18 28.
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Fears, hyperacusis and musicality in Williams syndrome.
Recent international studies have found the first symptoms of damage - dull or fuzzy hearing, tinnitus or hyperacusis (over-sensitivity to certain sounds) - in 90 per cent of young people who had spent the night at a club, gig or loud bar.
The tinnitus and hyperacusis problems were suffered by both men and women.
Most were unable to dine in restaurants for many months or years because of their problems with auditory discrimination, and/or hyperacusis in combination with hearing loss.
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Hyperacusis in Williams syndrome: A sample survey study.
He suffered from tinnitus, high frequency hearing loss, recruitment or hyperacusis (exaggerated sounds), and peripheral neuropathy (para.
Some of the behavioural features observed in children with WS have also been observed in children with autism, including hyperacusis, social isolation, distractibility, inflexibility, obsessiveness, the habit of indiscriminately approaching strangers (Gillbert & Rasmussen, 1994).
Symptoms may include paresis, hyperacusis, decreased production of tears, altered taste, otalgia, aural pressure and facial pain.