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noun pho·no·pho·bia \ˌfō-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə\

Medical Definition of phonophobia

  1. 1:  pathological fear of sound or of speaking aloud

  2. 2:  an intolerance or hypersensitivity to sound <Migraine is an episodic disorder manifested by headache accompanied by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia.—Sid Gilman, The New England Journal of Medicine, 11 June 1992>

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