The term audiosensitivity comes from the Latin words audire (to hear) and sensitivus (sensitive). It is used to denote a variant of " hyperacusis in which intense sounds are experienced as louder than normal. This typically entails an aversion to the output of electronic devices such as radios, sound systems, and television sets. Although the exact mechanism underlying audiosensitivity is unknown, the condition is associated primarily with mechanical disorders of the middle or inner ear.
   Gordon, A.G. (1986). Abnormal middle ear muscle reflexes and audiosensitivity. British Journal of Audiology, 20, 95-99.

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  • hyperacusis —    Also known as hyperacusis dolorosa, auditory hyperaesthesia, dysacusis, dysauris, loudness discomfort, loudness intolerance, over recruitment, pseudo recruitment, and phonophobia. The term hyperacusis comes from the Greek words huper (to… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

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