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dysacusia


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A condition characterized by pain or discomfort from sounds or noises, usually resulting from damage to the cochlea. Also spelt dysacousia. Also called dysacusis, dysacusmia, or dysacousis. dysacusic adj. [From Greek dys- bad or abnormal + akousis hearing, from akouein to hear + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

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