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Medical Term:

hyperacusis

Pronunciation: hi'per-a-ku'sis, -ku'se-a

Definition: Heightened sensitivity to sound, with aversive or pained reactions to normal environmental sounds.

See Also: decreased sound tolerance, misophonia, phonophobia

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