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Diseases » Hyperacusis » Summary

What is Hyperacusis?

What is Hyperacusis?

  • Hyperacusis: Excessive sensitivity to everyday sounds.
  • Hyperacusis: An abnormally disproportionate increase in the sensation of loudness in response to auditory stimuli of normal volume. COCHLEAR DISEASES; VESTIBULOCOCHLEAR NERVE DISEASES; FACIAL NERVE DISEASES; STAPES SURGERY; and other disorders may be associated with this condition.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Hyperacusis: abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Hyperacusis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hyperacusis, or a subtype of Hyperacusis, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hyperacusis: Introduction

Types of Hyperacusis:

Broader types of Hyperacusis:

What causes Hyperacusis?

Causes of Hyperacusis: see causes of Hyperacusis

What are the symptoms of Hyperacusis?

Symptoms of Hyperacusis: see symptoms of Hyperacusis

Hyperacusis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Hyperacusis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Hyperacusis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Hyperacusis: Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Hyperacusis.
Treatments for Hyperacusis: see treatments for Hyperacusis
Research for Hyperacusis: see research for Hyperacusis

Name and Aliases of Hyperacusis

Main name of condition: Hyperacusis

Other names or spellings for Hyperacusis:

Low tolerance to sound

Auditory hyperacuity, Hearing oversensitive, Hyperacusia, Phonophobia Source - Diseases Database

Hyperacusia, Auditory hyperesthesia
Source - WordNet 2.1

Low tolerance to sound
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Hyperacusis: Related Conditions

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