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Congratulations on your new, furry addition!
From your description, it is possible that she is deaf, as many white cats are, but the symptoms you describe with her shaking her head and scratching frequently, may indicate ear mites or an inner ear infection. To check for ear mite debris, look for a brownish/black substance that resembles coffee grounds, in her ears. If you haven't already done so, stand behind her and clap your hands to see if she turns around or reacts. Sometimes the vibrations of hand-clapping or other tests may make her seem to hear the sound but she's just feeling the vibrations.
The other symptoms you describe sound like she may have developed feline hyperesthesia, a neurological condition which causes the skin on the back to 'crawl' (ripple), and the cat to take off running suddenly, as you described, plus, the skin rippling does make the back feel super-sensitive. Here is more information: Hyperesthesia
It would be advisable to have KittyB evaluated in person by a vet as soon as possible, so you can get a definite diagnosis for the symptoms you have observed. Treatment will be prescribed, if needed, and to help her feel more comfortable.
I hope all will be well with your furry girl!
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