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Old 09-23-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 71
Jamie HB User

Hyperacusis (senstivity to noise) is VERY real.

However, when you have it you develop a phobia of sound. If you KNOW a sound will be loud, you can probably handle it.

When you hear a loud unexpected sound, you get "anxious" and react to it, partly because you don't know HOW your going to react.

Basically -- you start to avoid noise because you are afraid of it, because it hurts you. SOmetimes though, the hurt is very minimal.

it's confusing.. and I have it.. and it sucks!
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