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phonophobia

noun pho·no·pho·bia \ ˌfō-nə-ˈfō-bē-ə \

medical Definition of phonophobia

1 :pathological fear of sound or of speaking aloud
2 :an intolerance or hypersensitivity to sound
  • Migraine is an episodic disorder manifested by headache accompanied by anorexia, nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia.
  • —Sid GilmanThe New England Journal of Medicine11 June 1992

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