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hyperacusia

[‚hī·pər·ə′kyü·zhə]
(medicine)
A hearing impairment characterized by an acute sense of hearing.
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Tinnitus, hyperacusis and a disturbed sense of balance may also occur due to a direct transmission of abnormal CSF pressure to the perilymph.
Fears, hyperacusis and musicality in Williams syndrome.
([section]) The symptoms and signs included headache, neck stiffness or nuchal rigidity, visual disturbance, photophobia or hyperacusis, cranial nerve abnormality (e.g., palsy), abnormal skin sensation (e.g., paresthesia, hyperesthesia), sensory deficit, nausea or vomiting, documented fever, increased irritability (if <4 y of age), and bulging fontanelle (if <18 mo of age).
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.
Early signs of TSD include cherry-red spots on the retinas, enlargement of the head due to the increase of water around the brain, alteration in muscle tone, hyperacusis, mental retardation, and social withdrawal.
But not Stephanie Blayney who suffers from a rare condition which means everyday noise, let alone the latest chart-toppers, is agony.: All sounds may be too loud for sufferer:Stephanie suffers from the rare condition hyperacusis. The medical dictionary defines it as the abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism, characterised by intolerance for ordinary sound levels.
If you consider that the facial nerve innervates the stapedius muscle, which acts to decrease excessive movement of the ossicles during periods of loud noises, a paralysis of the muscle would cause the patient to experience hyperacusis.