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phonophobia

Pronunciation: fo'no-fo'be-a

Definition:

  1. Morbid fear of one's own voice, or of any sound.
  2. Abnormal sensitivity to noise, a common feature of migraine headache.

[phono- + G. phobos, fear]

See Also: decreased sound tolerance, misophonia, hyperacusis

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