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Relief of severe hyperacusis and diplacusis in a deafened ear by cochlear labyrinthectomy

  • John R. Cherry (a1) and Michael J. Brown (a1)

A professional musician with intolerable hyperacusis and dysharmonic diplacusis in a severely deafened ear was successfully relieved of his symptoms by deliberate destruction of the cochlea.

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Address for correspondence: Mr John R. Cherry, Consultant Otolaryngologist/Head & Neck Surgeon, Burnley Health Care NHS Trust, Burnley General Hospital, Casterton Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB1O 2PQ.
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