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AprilPow 02-16-2005 09:34 AM

Hearing sensitivity
 
I have a question. This may seem so "oh dear"...but just curious.

My 3 yr old seems to have high sensitivity to loud noises. She's never had ear infections or anything like that. But whenever she hears loud noises she freaks out. I am not talking about we are at a rock concert loud. But if someone screeches in the same room (she has an older sis), or a train goes by, or airplane overhead, sirens from a police car/ambulance. She covers her ears. Sometimes she will cry and start saying it's too loud.

Just wondering if it's a sensitivity or she is just worried about the noises.

mtk21 02-16-2005 04:54 PM

Re: Hearing sensitivity
 
rcnh's link could be a possibility, but it might not actually be the fact that she has sensitive hearing. She may just have a somewhat "fear" of sudden loud noises. When I was younger I absolutely hated loud noises like fireworks or other sudden loud noises. It wasn't actually the fact that my ears were sensitive to sound, I probably had the same hearing as the kid next to me enjoying the fireworks, but I just for some reason got scared of loud noises and sometimes even panicked and started crying or get short of breath.

Hope that helps too. ;-)


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