A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
HYPERACOUSIS [aka HYPERACUSIS]
[noun]
1. Medical: a health condition characterised by an over-sensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound (a collapsed tolerance to usual environmental sound). A person with severe hyperacousis has difficulty tolerating everyday sounds, some of which may seem unpleasantly loud to that person but not to others. It can be acquired as a result of damage sustained to the hearing apparatus, or inner ear.
2. the state of finding noises to be painful.
3. impairment of the sense of hearing.
4. sensitivity to sounds.
Etymology: hyper- + Greek akousis, hearing.
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HYPERACOUSIS [aka HYPERACUSIS]

[noun]

1. Medical: a health condition characterised by an over-sensitivity to certain frequency ranges of sound (a collapsed tolerance to usual environmental sound). A person with severe hyperacousis has difficulty tolerating everyday sounds, some of which may seem unpleasantly loud to that person but not to others. It can be acquired as a result of damage sustained to the hearing apparatus, or inner ear.

2. the state of finding noises to be painful.

3. impairment of the sense of hearing.

4. sensitivity to sounds.

Etymology: hyper- + Greek akousis, hearing.

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