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Sensitive hearing

Sensitive hearing: Introduction

Sensitive hearing: Overly sensitive hearing (hyperacusis) in one or both ears. See detailed information below for a list of 23 causes of Sensitive hearing, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Sensitive hearing

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Sensitive hearing: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Sensitive hearing, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Sensitive hearing Treatments

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Stories from Users for Sensitive hearing

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Message Boards for Sensitive hearing

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Diagnostic tests for Sensitive hearing:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Sensitive hearing. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature. If elevated may suggest meningitis, middle ear infection, herpes zoster (shingles) or rabies
    • Central nervous system examination looking for signs of 7th nerve palsy which may cause overly sensitive hearing if the damage to the seventh cranial nerve is within the petrous temporal bone. Causes include Bell's palsy, head trauma (causing a fracture of the petrous temporal bone), middle ear infection or herpes zoster infection (shingles)
    • Look for signs of Bell's palsy (7th nerve palsy of unknown cause) - e.g. unable to wrinkle forehead or close eye forcefully on affected side, unable to whistle or blow out cheeks.
    • Complete examination of the ears, nose and throat looking for rupture of ear drum, ear discharge or evidence of middle ear infection which may cause injury to the seventh cranial nerve and over sensitive hearing
  • more tests...»

Sensitive hearing: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Sensitive hearing may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Sensitive hearing

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Sensitive hearing. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Sensitive hearing Assessment Questionnaire (11 listings)

Sensitive hearing: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Sensitive hearing

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Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's. The disease Fragile X more »

Sensitive hearing: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Sensitive hearing

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Sensitive hearing: Related Rare Diseases

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Sensitive hearing: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Sensitive hearing listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Sensitive hearing as a symptom include:

Definitions of Sensitive hearing:

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)

Organs affected by Sensitive hearing:

The list of organs typically affected by Sensitive hearing may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Sensitive hearing

The list below shows some of the causes of Sensitive hearing mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Sensitive hearing?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Sensitive hearing. Of the 23 causes of Sensitive hearing that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 21 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Sensitive hearing:

The following list of conditions have 'Sensitive hearing' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Sensitive hearing Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Sensitive hearing based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Sensitive hearing?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Sensitive hearing, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    What are the alternative names for Sensitive hearing:

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

    Classifications of Sensitive hearing:

    Medical Conditions associated with Sensitive hearing:

    Hearing symptoms (1100 causes), Ear symptoms (1999 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Face symptoms (8109 causes)

    Symptoms related to Sensitive hearing:

    Hearing loss (271 causes), Noises in ears, Irritability (783 causes), Barbiturate abuse, Bell's palsy (9 causes), Benzodiazepine abuse, Classic migraine, Common migraine, Facioplegic migraine, Hangover, Meningitis (160 causes), Migraine (37 causes)

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