Oscillocusis: An Unusual Auditory Aura in Migraine

Bradley W. Whitman, Richard B. Lipton

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We report a 14‐year‐old girl with a migraine aura characterized by the sense that ambient sounds were fluctuating in intensity, as if emanating from a radio while the volume control was being altered.These auditory oscillations lasted 5 to 10 minutes and were followed by a typica l migraine headache. By analogy with oscillopsia, we term this unique form of migraine aura “oscillocusis.”

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-429
Number of pages2
JournalHeadache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1995


  • aura
  • migraine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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