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Post by Rainbow » Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:44 pm

I had my last game yesterday.

When fire works was going off and they was loud and I had to take my hands and put them on my ears.

I asked my mom to leave because it was too much for me and it was upseting. It hurts my ears.

I am so extremely sensitive to noise.

I will jump, scream or anything.

It is sad that i had to leave and i can't enjoy fire works like others.
My sensory issues are effecting my everyday life.

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Post by Greg » Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:30 am

Last game? I'm sorry I don't understand.

Is it possible to get noise cancellation headphones and retune them to reduce rather than block noise? I guess that'd be a pretty silly solution. Sorry, I am of no help. I think I'm typing randomly because I'm tired and making less sense than is normal (normal = not much sense)

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Post by Page » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:06 am

I also have noise oversensitivity. I hate being in a quiet room because noises seem amplified-- I usually keep music playing as a sort of noise filter.

I'm also oversensitive to light, touch, and temperature.

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Post by Shadwell » Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:56 pm

I also hate load noise, but fireworks by me go from about 2 weeks before bombfire night, until a day or 2 after the new year! I used to like going to see the firework displays, when it was just 1 night, and ended up having to cover my ears!

I think the ear muffs/sheilds would be a good idea, but then you still cant do normal living, like watch tv, wear them while talking, playing games, sleeping, etc.

one thing I really hate is someone accidently bumps into you, and then touches your back as a sort of sorry, usually makes me feel more uncomfortable than anything else.

so I usually end up putting off shopping for as long as possible, which then is classed as anti social by the police! so you get stopped with a shopping bag, and a 2 pint of milk in your hand! then he asks where I had been! umm! well let me see I got a 2 pint of milk in 1 hand, a shopping bag in the other, or yeah! I been to the pub! they didn't have my usual so I decided on milk instead!! can't remember what was in the bag! but I am sure I will find out soon!!

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Post by imperfect angel » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:57 pm

I completely understand where you are coming from, I am 18 years old and have been oversensitive to noise....especially fireworks like my whole life...I try to avoid things like that nbut sometimes you can't avoid fireworks...or displays of loud noises when your on a family gathering...to me its the most embaressing thing in the world having to cover your ears at 18 while watching little 4 year olds being perfectly fine. I am also really oversensitive to touch as well as the heat.

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Post by Daniel » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:55 am

I'm not too bad with loud noises; I've been to a fair few airshows with little ill effect, if anything I like the sound of the sheer power. Can't really same the same with F1 cars though whose noise is rather abrasive.
What I do find is that noise can contribute a lot to my stress and muddle levels. If I'm on the street and feeling a bit stressed about something, having a load of noise around me only makes it a good deal worse. I'm seldom happier than when I'm in a thoroughly quiet spot in the countryside.

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Post by donnaf » Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:15 am

I'm sensitive to noise. I have to wear earplugs to be able to sleep cause I focus on the slightest of noise and it will keep me awake if I dont wear em.
When I'm at work, if lots of people are talking at the same time in the office, I cant her anything specific, it just seems to turn into this wall of random chattering noise and it seems to wrap itself around me! Weird feeling!
If I'm in a busy town centre and I'm walking about rather than sat at a desk at work, the noise levels can make me feel quite dizzy.
My body seems pretty rubbish at regulating its temperature...I'm either freezing or boiling hot a lot of the time, and sometimes it can change really quickly from one to the other. I'm also sensitive to touch, I dont like people standing too close to me or those people who sit next to u on the bus and sit just that little bit too close!
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Post by rah » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:05 pm

i'm sensitive to noise too, which is a pain when a big part of my social life is going to gigs! i find it nearly impossible to talk to people when there's loud music because i can't differentiate between the music and people talking to me. i completely understand what donna said about "it just seems to turn into this wall of random chattering noise and it seems to wrap itself around me!", i try to avoid the staff room at work because i can't concentrate on one conversation when there are 10 others going on around me.

i'm the same with temperature too, i'm nearly always freezing cold and very rarely at a comfortable temperature because i seem to go from freezing cold to boiling hot in just a second!

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Post by robyn » Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:17 pm

Im ok with loud noise, its lots of different noises that fry my brain, like lots of people speaking at once. I also hate bright lights and am over aware of smell, touch and taste, but its not allways negatives with those stuff

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Post by GiantHam » Sun Jan 21, 2007 2:33 am

Sounds like you guys suffer from Sensory Intergration Disorder, or otherwise known as Sensory Preocessing Disorder. They are not reconized yet in the DSM but there is a group tring to be allowed to get more research. I have this condition and suffer from the smae kinds of things your guys do. here are some websites for you to take a look.

http://www.kidfoundation.org/what/spd.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensory_In ... ysfunction
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Post by donnaf » Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:14 pm

Thanks GiantHam ;)
I've looked at the websites and I reckon I do have SID....I knew it could be a symptom of dyspraxia but I never bothered to look into it any further than that, I kinda thought I wouldn't have it cause I have so many other symptoms, but it looks like I do!
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Post by Shadwell » Tue Jan 23, 2007 12:13 pm

actually I thought it to be just my preferance to have things like the tv 1/5 the volume that my parent's like, and not liking fireworks that much due to the noise!

I didn't know SID was actually part of the Dyspraxia condition.

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Post by GiantHam » Thu Jan 25, 2007 8:54 pm

I dont believe SID is technicaly apart of the dyspraxic package, but they often come together. They deal in the same part of the brain. Most neurological problems like ours come with other problems for some reason. More fun for US! *sarcasm*
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