Sensitive to Sound

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Bret Mobley, MD, MS

Neuropathology

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About the symptom

A condition in which someone is very sensitive to sounds or noises. The sounds may seem very loud even though other people are not bothered by them. There are many causes of hearing hypersensitivity, including injuries to the ears or head.

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  • Do you hear echoing sounds in your ears or in your head?

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