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1. Morbid fear of one's own voice, or of any sound.
See also: decreased sound tolerance, misophonia, hyperacusis.
2. Abnormal sensitivity to noise, a common feature of migraine headache.
[phono- + G. phobos, fear]


(fō″nō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
1. A morbid fear of sound or noise.
2. A fear of speaking or hearing one's own voice.


Fear of sound. See also HYPERACUSIS.
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before diagnosis Length of acute febrile 2-8 2-6 episodes, d Afebrile periods between 15 2-15 febrile episodes, d Asthenia/anorexia/weight Yes/no/no Yes/yes/yest loss Headache Yes (severe) Yes Myalgia No No Photophobia, phonophobia No Yes Neck stiffness No Yes Cerebellar syndrome No No Drowsiness Yes No Imaging results Brain CT scan Normal Normal Brain MRI Normal ND Serologic results Leukocytes, g/L 4.
At orgasm, the head pain would instantly become severe, and she would develop photophobia, phonophobia, and movement sensitivity," they wrote, referring to fears of light and loud sounds, respectively.
2) Migraine headaches lead to recurrent attacks which are mostly unilateral, pulsating with associated symptoms such as photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, and vomiting.
If suffering from phonophobia you would have an aversion to what?
Patients may suffer with nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia.
The primary end points were pain relief and freedom from pain, photophobia, phonophobia, and nausea at 2 hours following the dose.
If Gest is telling the truth, I predict Billy Butler suffers phonophobia (fear of one's own voice), Abi Clancy is wracked by dishabillophobia (fear of undressing in front of others) and Prince Andrew is a workaholic.
They are: Vertigo, nausea, hypertension, scalp tenderness, insomnia, dysphoria (a constant feeling of unease), photosensitivity, vomiting, shingles, a polyester allergy and chronic phonophobia (a morbid fear of the sound of his own voice).
20) Nausea, photophobia, and phonophobia are more specific features.
The main symptom is a severe, throbbing headache, but others include nausea or vomiting, photophobia (an aversion to light) and phonophobia (an aversion to sound).