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auditory hyperesthesia

Hyperesthesia

[hahy-per-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
Hyperesthesia (or Hyperaesthesia) is a condition that involves an abnormal increase in sensitivity to stimuli of the senses. Stimuli of the senses can include sound that one hears, foods that one tastes, textures that one feels, and so forth. Increased touch sensitivity is referred to as "tactile hyperesthesia", and increased sound sensitivity is called "auditory hyperesthesia".

In animals

Hyperesthesia is an uncommon but recognized condition in cats, particularly Siamese, Burmese, Himalayan, and Abyssinian cats. It is also a symptom in dogs that have canine distemper disease (CD) caused by canine distemper virus (CDV).

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