hyperacusis, hyperacusia


hyperacusis, hyperacusia
Abnormal hearing sensitivity. SYN: auditory hyperesthesia. [hyper- + G. akousis, a hearing]

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  • hyperacusia — noun abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels • Syn: ↑hyperacusis, ↑auditory hyperesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperacusis — noun abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels • Syn: ↑hyperacusia, ↑auditory hyperesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing… …   Useful english dictionary

  • auditory hyperesthesia — noun abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels • Syn: ↑hyperacusis, ↑hyperacusia • Hypernyms: ↑hearing impairment, ↑hearing disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearing disorder — noun impairment of the sense of hearing • Syn: ↑hearing impairment • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment • Hyponyms: ↑deafnes …   Useful english dictionary

  • hearing impairment — noun impairment of the sense of hearing • Syn: ↑hearing disorder • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment • Hyponyms: ↑deafness …   Useful english dictionary