Definition of Hyperacusia
1. Noun. Abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels.
Generic synonyms: Hearing Disorder, Hearing Impairment
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperacusia
Literary usage of Hyperacusia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"... perception by the senses). A diminution of the general or special sensibility of any part of the body. hyperacusia ... Synonyms of hyperacusia. ..."
2. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1920)
"Painful hyperacusia is not uncommon among deaf musicians. Some fall into syncope from the action of intense sounds—organ or brass ..."
3. Diseases of the Nervous System by Archibald Church, Julius Lincoln Salinger (1910)
"In some cases of hysteria hyperacusia is said to have been observed. Of other non-organic affections of the hearing I must mention commotio ..."
4. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"Photophobia and hyperacusia may be present. Hoarseness and dysphagia usher in the second stage. The patient may be suspicious, solitary, morose, excitable, ..."
5. Some Points in the Surgery of the Brain and Its Membranes by Charles Alfred Ballance (1908)
"The cortical centre for hearing may be in part or wholly involved, causing tinnitus, hyperacusia, or absolute deafness of the opposite (healthy) ear, ..."