Autophony

What is Autophony?

Autophony is the unusually loud hearing of a person's own voice.

Possible causes:

  • The "Occlusion effect", caused by an object, such as an unvented hearing aid or a plug of ear wax, blocking the ear canal and reflecting sound vibration back towards the eardrum.
  • Serous Otitis media
  • Open or Patulous Eustachian tube, allowing vocal and/or breathing sounds to be conducted into the middle ear.
  • Superior canal dehiscence, which can lead to an abnormally amplified bone conduction of sound into the inner ear. Persons with superior canal dehiscence syndrome (SCDS) typically hear not only their own voice but also heartbeat, footsteps, chewing, intestinal sounds and possibly even the sound of their eye movements when reading.

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I have frequent blockage of my left ear. I can hear breathing sound in my left ear. I can’t also hear properly. I have consulted ear specialists...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Patulous Eustachian Tube, Autophony.

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1. The most likely reason for these symptoms is...

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What surgical options exist for a severe autophony problem in the right ear ? I have been seeing an ENT doctor for the past year, and had consults...

doctor1 MD

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Autophony

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Welcome to health care Magic and thanks for putting up the query
The most common cause for autonomy is...

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Hello. My ENT consultant thinks I might have Patulous Eustachian Tube. I have had autophony for 3 months where I hear my breath, heartbeat and...

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Autophony occurs when the air flows into the middle ear cavity from the nasopharynx on a continuing basis through a...

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