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Other Names for this Disease
- Low tolerance to sound
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 This condition may occur in association with a number of conditions, including neurological deficits (e.g. migraines), psychiatric conditions (e.g. depression), head trauma, and several ear, nose, throat conditions such as tinnitus, noise-induced hearing loss, and middle ear malfunctions.Hyperacusis refers to a condition in which an individual experiences painful sensitivity to sounds that would not bother most people.
Last updated: 4/30/2013
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