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  • n. An unusual fear of sounds, especially of one's own voice

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Morbid dislike or dread of sounds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a morbid fear of sounds including your own voice


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  • Melissa,Thats not weird... well, maybe it is, but I have terrible phonophobia, too.

    "lovely, clever, labor-intensive" - A Dress A Day

  • Generally speaking, they regarded it as an anxiety neurosis—a “phonophobia” or fear of speech as one therapist put it in 1830; and this pre-Freudian view of the problem would, in fact, prove more pertinent than what psychoanalysis expounded in its wake.

    Knotted Tongues

  • These include a large category of fears called phobias -- claustrophobia, agoraphobia, photophobia, altaphobia, phonophobia, etc.

    The Conquest of Fear

  • It also reduces any associated nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light or sound (photophobia or phonophobia).

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • While aspirin alone reduced some of the associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting, photophobia and phonophobia, aspirin plus metoclopramide was particularly good a reducing nausea and vomiting, though it produced no greater frequency of pain relief.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • Symptoms of migraine include moderate to severe headache pain, nausea and vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia.

    NuPathe Announces Positive Top-Line Results From 12 Month Safety Trial for Zelrix(TM) - Yahoo! Finance

  • The primary efficacy endpoints are pain relief and freedom from nausea, photophobia and phonophobia as measured at two hours after dosing.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • In addition, after one or more doses of Sumatriptan OS, the percentage of patients who were asymptomatic was significantly increased, and the percentages who experienced nausea, photophobia, or phonophobia were significantly decreased.

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  • Associated symptoms (nausea, vomiting, photophobia, and phonophobia) were also recorded immediately before dosing and at 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes post-dosing.

    Health News from Medical News Today

  • In other sites I found that phonophobia - sensitivity to sound, is one of the symptoms too and I had it.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums


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  • The news makes me feel like old Job.

    It bruise some cranial lobe.

    I crave only quiet;

    I cannot deny it,

    I’m now a confirmed phonophobe.

    September 28, 2018