1. hyperacusis

noun. abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels.


  • hearing disorder
  • hyperacusia
  • auditory hyperesthesia

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Example sentences of the word hyperacusis

1. Noun, singular or mass
If you're aware of the signs and symptoms of hyperacusis, you might be able to help a child gain a proper diagnosis from a doctor or audiologist.