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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]
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(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.
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Fear of sound. See also HYPERACUSIS.
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Other symptoms, including photophobia, phonophobia, nausea, and vomiting, were assayed on admission and then 2 hours after treatment.
In children, photophobia and phonophobia can be inferred (if they report having to lie down in a dark, quiet room, for example), as many have difficulty describing or understanding these symptoms
Patients treated with MgSO4 observed complete elimination of migraine-associated symptoms such as photophobia and phonophobia as well as nausea.
She described the pain as throbbing with nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia. The headaches occurred during the day and also at night, frequently waking her from sleep.
Important secondary outcomes are the percentages of subjects who are free of photophobia and phonophobia at the 2-hour assessment.
Factors that can rule out a diagnosis of migraine include unilateral pain and alack of photophobia or phonophobia during attacks, as well as the aforementioned seasonal regularity and autonomic dysfunction.
Patients 2, 3, and 4 had signs of meningitis, including neck stiffness; patients 2 and 4 also had phonophobia and photophobia.
Headaches were assessed for the frequency of the episodes, duration of the episodes, and the presence of nausea, photophobia, or phonophobia, within the last three months.
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