Oscillocusis: An Unusual Auditory Aura in Migraine


Dr. Bradley W. Whitman, 25 School Street, Suite C, Quincy, MA 02169.


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.”