- nonverbal auditory hallucination
- Also known as akoasm, acoasm, acousma, *nonverbal hallucination, and nonvocal auditory hallucination. All six terms are used to denote an * auditory hallucination consisting of one or more sounds or noises, other than spoken words. The group of nonverbal auditory hallucinations includes hallucinated sounds such as machine noises, barking, whistling, * musical hallucinations (mostly instrumental), and nonverbal sounds featuring prominently in *tinnitus, such as ringing, hissing, a clear tone, a high-tension wire, buzzing, sizzling, whistling, humming, ticking, clicking, pounding, roaring, pulsation, the sound of the wind or waves upon the shore, an ocean roar, or the chirping of crickets. The term nonverbal auditory hallucination is used in opposition to the term *verbal auditory hallucination.ReferencesAsaad, G. (1990). Hallucinations in clinical psychiatry. A guide for mental health professionals. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel.Blom, J.D., Sommer, I.E.C. (2009). Auditory hallucinations. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology (in press).Wernicke, C. (1900). Grundriss der Psychiatrie. Leipzig: Verlag von Georg Thieme.
Dictionary of Hallucinations. J.D. Blom. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
auditory hallucination — Also known as acoustic hallucination, aural hallucination, and hallucination of hearing. Auditory hallucinations are the most prevalent type of hallucinations in adults with or without a history of psychiatric illness. It is estimated that the … Dictionary of Hallucinations
auditory hallucination — noun illusory auditory perception of strange nonverbal sounds • Syn: ↑acousma • Hypernyms: ↑hallucination … Useful english dictionary
nonvocal auditory hallucination — see nonverbal auditory hallucination … Dictionary of Hallucinations
verbal auditory hallucination — (VAH) Also known as auditory verbal hallucination, voice hallucination, phoneme, hallucinated speech, and voices . All five terms are used to denote a subclass of the group of *auditory hallucinations, the content of which is verbal in nature … Dictionary of Hallucinations
auditory verbal hallucination — (AVH) Also known as verbal auditory hallucination, voice hallucination, *phoneme, hallucinated speech, and voices . The term auditory verbal hallucination (AVH) is often used as a synonym for verbal auditory hallucination (VAH), both terms… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
auditory aura — A term used to denote a type of aura that manifests itself in the form of isolated auditory hallucinations or illusions. When an auditory hallucination or illusion occurs in conjunction with hallucinations in other sensory modalities, or with… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
verbal hallucination — Also known as phonemic hallucination. The origin of the term verbal hallucination is unknown, but it was used by classic authors such as the French psychiatrist Louis Jules Ernest Séglas (1856 1939) and the German neurologist and psychiatrist… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
hypnagogic hallucination — Also known as hypnagogic imagery, hypnagogic reverie, hypnagogic illusion, hypnagogic visualization, presomnal sensation, predormital hallucination, anthypnic sensation, oneirogagic image, phantasma, vision of half sleep, and faces in the dark … Dictionary of Hallucinations
musical hallucination — Also known as musical hallucinosis, auditory Charles Bonnet syndrome, and Oliver Sacks syndrome, after the British neurologist Oliver Wolf Sacks (b. 1933). All four terms are used to denote an *auditory hallucination characterized by songs,… … Dictionary of Hallucinations
phoneme — Also known as phonemic hallucination. Both terms are indebted to the Greek noun phoneme, which means voice or sound. In biomedicine, the term phoneme was introduced in or shortly before 1900 by the German neurologist Carl Wer nicke (1848 1904) … Dictionary of Hallucinations