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Noun hyperacusia has 1 sense
  1. hyperacusis, hyperacusia, auditory hyperesthesia - abnormal acuteness of hearing due to increased irritability of the sensory neural mechanism; characterized by intolerance for ordinary sound levels
    --1 is a kind of hearing impairment, hearing disorder

Definitions from the Web



A condition characterized by an increased sensitivity to certain sounds, making everyday noises uncomfortably or painfully loud.

Senses and Usages:

Hyperacusia refers to the increased sensitivity to sound.
People suffering from hyperacusia may need to wear ear protection in noisy environments.
When exposed to loud music for extended periods, it can hyperacuse your ears.
It is essential to avoid activities that may hyperacuse your ears and further damage your hearing.
He experiences difficulties in everyday life due to his hyperacusic condition.
Individuals with hyperacusic hearing may find it challenging to attend concerts.

Sample Sentences:

  • After attending the rock concert, Sarah, who suffers from hyperacusia, experienced great discomfort due to the loud music.
  • The doctor recommended using customized earplugs to help manage hyperacusia effectively.
  • Extreme hyperacusia can cause migraines and anxiety in affected individuals.
  • Children with hyperacusia may find it difficult to concentrate in noisy classroom environments.
  • The sensitivity to sound experienced by people with hyperacusia can vary greatly.

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