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Sound Anxiety

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My nerves get sensitive when I hear certain popping sounds in my ears whenever I have earphones on, laying on my side. This is so agitating, why are my nerves so sensitive? Tell more of sound anxiety.

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ashleybakerr01

This happens to me too. My nerves have gotten so sensitive over the last 2 months, sometimes even the slightest sound will set me into a random anxiety or panic attack. I get random ringing in my ears sometimes, and sometimes it freaks me out and makes me think my hearing is like gone.. I don't know how to explain it

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ashleybakerr01 in reply to ashleybakerr01

Sometimes someone talking will even set me into it

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💯thanks for your responses, it may be misophonia symptoms or Hyperacusis, I don't know the root cause either

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Its great knowing your not alone. I hate it so much, i used ti be ok with loud stuff now the slightest sound at time will set me into overdrive. And if its too quiet also, apparently is something else

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I feel ya.

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Babe1213

Ear phones on! Laying on side! What do you expect? reclining in such a way is not conducive to comfort. This is nothing to do with nerves. Just change position and lay on your back, that way you wont get the pressure of having both ear-phone and pillow against one ear.

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Well said, but laying on my side is super comfortable

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Babe1213

It can't be that comfortable if it makes your ears pop. Come on Gogeta, you can't have it all ways. Are the ear phones really necessary?

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It pops even without earphones, it's like earphones became sensitive to surroundings, it's overwhelming. My nerves do get anxious because of the sound.

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Babe1213

I can't be sure, - this is an age thing - I get a little forgetful sometimes, but I seem to remember a while ago, responding to a post, which I think was from you, concerning the sounds coming from nowhere that you (or someone else) had found to be rather disconcerting. My response was the possibility of the noise you (or someone else) was hearing could have been the effects of so many electrical/technological appliances running on throughout the day/night. I mentioned our need to adjust and adapt our - selves because these sounds are the 'new normal' - there is so much equipment plugged in and switched on that we are inundated with these new sounds. I realise you do get these sounds frequently and they are driving you nuts, however I don't think they are anything to worry about. I really do think this is part of what is fast becoming, 'normal, everyday living.' That will not be helpful to you until you are in a position to accept this - which I know will be difficult. But can you - turn this type of distress into a sort of game - sounds silly, I know - but as you hear the popping in your ears, turn this into something positive. May you could imagine yourself in a faraway place, and every time you hear a pop, stop whatever you are doing, and allow your other natural senses take over instead of concentrating on the ears. POP! What do you like looking at? People, new born babies, animals, art work - POP! what's your favourite smell? fresh fruit, furniture polish, washing blowing in the wind..... POP! What is your favourite taste? Steak and chips, chocolate gateau...... POP! What kind of thing do you love to feel? velvet, denim, dried leaves from tree's, tree bark..... POP! What do you like to hear? Piece of music, sea rushing the seashore, aircraft taking people off to vacation, The lit is endless and the imagination endless too, if you will allow it to be. Try and put the negative POPS out on a limb, and take on the positive POPS - things you like, people you love. Worth trying, let me know what you think! x

Definitely wise advice

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