Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

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Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by allesandro » Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:03 pm

I've always been hypersensitive to noise and smell and while I've heard that sensitivity to noise is not uncommon among dyspraxics I've never heard anyone mention sensitivity to odors. It's often very difficult for me to use public rest rooms, and I can't stand the smell of cigarettes.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by SwervingCentaur » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:48 am

Not really odours, but more of noises. I hate sirens, lawnmowers, ticking clocks, ticking clock is the worst one for me.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by Jenny3142 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:18 pm

Can´t stand loud noises or perfume. Noise-canceling headphones are a godsend for me.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by Tom fod » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:26 pm

Generally speaking I don't think my sense of smell is all that good. I would expect my colleagues to say I'm the noisy one though who I'm stressed I think I'm more affected by distractions.

I believe it is true that many people are more prone to sensory overload.
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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by allesandro » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:26 am

I wish my sense of smell was not good; I think I have some Labrador retriever blood in me somewhere

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by Laura.marie55 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:26 am

I do struggle with odors, but noise and light are worse. I work on an intensive care unit and I feel I get sensory overload all the time especially the alarms, but the bright lights and odors are really bad too. I find I get quite agitated by it all.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by MusicL22 » Wed May 30, 2018 12:53 pm

allesandro wrote:I've always been hypersensitive to noise and smell and while I've heard that sensitivity to noise is not uncommon among dyspraxics I've never heard anyone mention sensitivity to odors. It's often very difficult for me to use public rest rooms, and I can't stand the smell of cigarettes.
Yes I don't like my mum clicking her finger nails and I don't like tinnitus sounding tones. Very irritating even from a distance, you tell people to stop and they think your being awkward.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by MusicL22 » Wed May 30, 2018 12:57 pm

:bike: also I am very sensitive to smells I once had a nurse say " youre sensitive to smells arent you?" Also smells cause sinus pain like one particular perfume I don't like.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by teena » Mon May 13, 2019 8:50 am

Hi new on here, hi all.

I am very sensitive to noise, smells, and light. I smelt gas from a small leak that the gas engineer couldn't find initially until he tried again. I smell things way b4 anyone else. My sense of taste is spot on too. Butter especially is noticeable when turning. I get migraines from light and noises at work (hospital). Hate whistles at football matches, ward buzzers and loud talking. Live for a quiet Life lol.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by allesandro » Mon May 27, 2019 10:12 pm

I can't even take the bright sunshine in summer; even with sunglasses. Smells in summer are much stronger too---can't take the historical section of town in summer because they have horse drawn carriages, which means the smell of horse s***. I also hate the smell of cologne. A few years ago I bought an air purifier with a charcoal flter--it's a life saver if you burn something on the stove.

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Re: Is Anyone Sensitive To Noise or Odors?

Post by HelenJ » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:37 pm

Jenny3142 wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Can´t stand loud noises or perfume. Noise-canceling headphones are a godsend for me.
I'm exactly the same! I hate perfume as it always goes straight to my sinuses and gives me a sort of 'pinching' feeling at the top of my nose. I work in quite a loud office and there's a lady who's really nice but she has a laugh that I cannot stand. It's a proper cackly laugh and it goes right through me.

I also hate the sound of loud motorbikes and car alarms.

Does anyone else hate the jumbled up noise when two people are talking to you at once, like if you're on the phone and someone next to you is also talking? I find I can only concentrate on one conversation at a time.

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