Medical Dictionary


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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