Noise Sensitivity: When The World Is Too Loud

December 27, 2013 Paulissa Kipp

Noise sensitivity can be a mental health trigger, but there are things you can do to lessen noise sensitivity (hyperacusis). Get tips here.

Noise sensitivity can be likened to nails on a blackboard. The constant buzz and whir of music, technology, the buzzing of Facebook notifications, ringing phones and loud conversations can be overwhelming. This sensitivity to noise is known as hyperacusis, a condition that arises from a problem in the way the brain processes noise.

When a sufferer comes to dread social settings due to the noise, it can become a mental health trigger. Sufferers may feel trapped with no escape, want some place quiet or feel disoriented, as though he or she can hear every noise or conversation in a room. The effect is similar to being in an echo chamber.

Causes of Noise Sensitivity

Hearing loss does not necessarily reduce sensory overload. The way in which the brain processes the sound does not mean that a person with hyperacusis, or sensitivity to sound in general, has better hearing. It's just that he or she is more sensitive to certain sounds: paper rustling, conversations, heating and air system sounds, etc.

Some causes of sensory overload include:

  • brain injury
  • airbag deployment
  • epilepsy
  • ear damage
  • TMJ
  • Neurological conditions such as migraines, chronic fatigue syndrome and posttraumatic stress disorder can also be associated with increased sensitivity to noise.

Tips to Reduce Noise Sensitivity

  • Incorporate some white noise into your surroundings - run a fan, invest in a white noise machine, open a window or install a white noise app on your cell phone.
  • Wear noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds.
  • Try positioning yourself in another area of the room.
  • If you are wearing a hoodie, putting the hood up can lessen the stimulation.
  • Using a tactile tool, such as rubbing a smooth stone can provide enough of a distraction to facilitate calming (Using Objects to Reduce Anxiety).
  • Use post-it notes to cover sensors on auto-flushing toilets or automatic hand driers.
  • Visiting during non-peak times and seeking seating on the perimeter can help to reduce exposure to noise.

What do you do when the world becomes too loud? We'd love to hear what has worked for you.

APA Reference
Kipp, P. (2013, December 27). Noise Sensitivity: When The World Is Too Loud, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 24 from

Author: Paulissa Kipp

November, 28 2023 at 5:04 pm

As others have commented, it feels good to realize I’m not alone in my lifelong sensitivity to sound. Especially the persistent drones and hums of mechanical/electronic noise (air conditioners, heavy traffic etc) loud/amplified noise (souped up cars/motorcycles, excessive volume of amplified music etc).
Truly (no pun): I hear you!!
It makes it physically, emotionally and mentally stressful at times to have to endure the daily cacophony of an urban life.
Yet, my noise sensitivity (that it seems few people around me have) is also a sweet gift!
I notice the sweet subtle sounds in nature. Like the sound of the breeze moving through the dune grasses near the beach on a quiet day; or the lovely sounds the surf makes on a rocky shore. A very different sound as a wave crashes on the shore, compared to the music of the retreating wave trickling back through the beach stones.
The world has so much beautiful sound. But like a good composition, silence is also needed, the pauses, (or simply lack of audio clashing/competition,etc) in order to experience the beauty.
Personally I feel that folks like us are a bit like “canaries in a mine.” Just because many people aren’t as aware of the assault on their senses and mood, doesn’t mean it’s not affecting them. It would make neighborhoods and cities far more liveable and enjoyable if the idea of decibel limits were dialled down.

March, 30 2023 at 10:40 am

Thank you for this website! I have had issues with noises all my life, but now, midage, it's getting intolerable and causing such anxiety, it's affecting my work and marriage. Kids playing outside until midnight set me off, as well as my landlord's kids temper tantrums. My husband eating crispy crunchy things...NOPE!!!! Loud commercials , car alarms, cell phone conversations, sniffling and yawning sounds on the bus, any repetitive beeping noise and also repetitive blinking lights cause me anxiety and sometimes all make me feel irritable. I don't know what to do. I live in a noisy city and crave a move to the country.

March, 26 2023 at 9:39 pm

I'm not reading any discussion about what to do about the sensitivity to noise. Many doctors are saying that earplugs have a negative effect, and that you have to normalize yourself to noise. I wear earbuds with the sounds of natural water flowing at a level near my tinnitus, it is soothing for me, but has not really changed my response to noise. I have read it will take time, so I am being patient and keeping at the sound therapy.

March, 28 2023 at 10:04 am

Hi Jack. It's great to hear you're exploring the options that speak most to and work best for you. You're right, things do take time, so I'm glad that you're giving what you're trying a fair shot. At the very least, it's a soothing sound in the meantime. :) All the best to you as you continue to work on your noise sensitivity.

Tracy Markland
December, 30 2022 at 8:00 am

Being on the autism spectrum is often the readon people have a strong aversion to loud noises. They can cause meltdowns.

Enya P.
December, 20 2022 at 9:37 am

Not sure what type I'm in but my environment w/unilateral hearing makes it impossible to not go at 4 days in a row without wearing an ear plug. The worst is random dog barking!
There have been times I get to a state of hysterical crying or screaming. However when I can I try to escape the environment to somewhere I can tune out and sketch.

December, 22 2022 at 4:47 pm

Taking time to step away to somewhere you can disconnect from noise is a great coping technique. I have a lot of noise sensitivities too and being able to just shut everything out makes a huge difference.

May, 28 2020 at 8:57 pm

I truely wish lawnomowers, leafblowers, and weed wackers did not exist

February, 24 2020 at 1:02 pm

You all are my kindred spirits! I’ve had noise sensitivity since birth. I’ve always felt like an oddball. I don’t know anyone personally who feels as I do. I think I’m one of these Highly Sensitive People. I buy foam earplugs in bulk and use when I vacuum, sometimes when I sleep, or when there is more outside noise than usual. Fireworks at July 4 and New Year’s are the worst. I try to find a town to visit where fireworks use is limited or banned. I can understand people using fireworks on these two holidays but the rude people in the community where I live set them off at random other times of the year. People who blast their vehicle audio systems (boom boom boom) are the rudest of the rude. Being stuck at a traffic light with these jerks is hellish. I’m looking for a quiet place to retire.

October, 19 2020 at 3:49 pm

I hear you...especially the sub woofer crowd. Do not choose Las Vegas, NV to retire if you want peace and quiet.

October, 30 2019 at 9:05 am

Hi... I'd just like to say, whenever the world seems to get so much louder, which is very very often, I can hear people even whispering from a bit of a distance or around where I live, I can hear the cupboards being closed or the sizzle of a pan from another room and it gets me all built up inside, even if someone scolds me or raises their voice evn if it's not meant to be for me I can't stand it, usually if i get to or when I'm allowed to I have to always put earphones on and listen to music just to seclude myself from the outside noise just so I can live a little more peacefully, I know it's not the best solution but it really helps me keep my world in a more quiet cove

October, 24 2019 at 9:35 pm

I have ADHD and migraines, and noise- especially "background" or "white" noise - is extremely distracting to me when I'm having a migraine or when my adhd meds aren't working.
Fans in particular can ruin a night of sleep for me, and are very distracting. Conversations 20 feet away about a slightly interesting thing are distracting as well.
I have to turn music down or off while driving when I get close to my destination or when traffic is heavy.

David R.
September, 4 2019 at 11:52 pm

I am so relieved to read all these comments from so many fellow sufferers of this hearing condition. I'm 68, living in Los Angeles, one of worlds noisiest cities, and I have been living with worsening hyperacusis for the past two decades, at least. I sympathize with everyone on here and value all your advice.

Susan C.
September, 1 2019 at 9:02 pm

In 2005 I had a brain stem stroke and since then I cannot tolerate loud noises. My brain just cannot process all that noise and that is what it is to me, just "noise." If there are too many babies crying in the store or too much noise in general, I get agitated and my brain shuts down. Recently my church installed a new sound system in preparation for live streaming and the praise and worship music was so loud I couldn't stand it. I finally sat down and put my fingers in my ears. I could feel myself losing it. I ended up leaving service and haven't gone back. As of today, I have been told that the music is still too loud and even a gentleman with hearing aides has to turn them off!!! That's a problem folks! No response from the pastor and I have told him about this issue I have. I am looking into ear plugs so I can help squash the over-powering noise and return to church. I have also voiced my concern over the decibel level and the effect on the young children in church.

August, 2 2021 at 3:10 pm

Oh Susan, I understand! I am seriously considering leaving a church that I love and have attended for eight years and all because the music and the booming bass are so loud it has triggered panic attacks in me where my heart races and I am short of breath. It got bad when a new technician was hired this past year. I’ve reached out to him and he was very understanding but said they test the decibel levels all the time and find they are not harmful. Ok, I appreciated his thoughtful response but am afraid I may have to return to my former church where the whole atmosphere is more calm and peaceful and I don’t feel like I’m at a rock concert on Sunday morning where all I want to do is worship the Lord.

December, 24 2021 at 2:23 pm

I can relate. The new lighting bothers me in addition to the sound. I purchased an online concert and couldn't handle the sound and lights.

December, 13 2022 at 8:05 am

We have someone that wears noise canceling headphones while the music is on perhaps you can get some earplugs like that to help you cope with the sound. Mine is more to voices that I need to get away from the sound. Taking my hear aids out helps some but I may need to get ear canceling plugs in the future.

August, 14 2019 at 12:55 am

Im suffering from depression. I use to feel too loud sound scare me & i feel the world against me. Since the world too loud to me.
Even a door loud knock scare me, no i feel so angry for no reason.
I gradually move the loud sound to music. Music of loud, beats, Nightcore types of song. They help to keep my mood down.
Every Night before i go to bed, i put on loud music on my headphones. & Before Work i do the same.

September, 3 2019 at 5:13 pm

I do the same thing. If it's a mixture of small noises or bunch of little noises I like to put headphones in and play loud music so that why I can't hear them. It's nice to know that there's someone like me. :D

David Eli Dale
June, 28 2019 at 9:25 pm

I enjoy science videos but can't tolerate the background noise. All videos have so called music and this negates from my educational growth and fulfillment.

September, 23 2019 at 9:22 am

Try Crash Course on YouTube. They usually don't have music except for their title sequence, which has no affect on the material, though there are sound effects.

October, 8 2022 at 1:29 pm

I'm so with you on that. I so wish that background music was added as a separate channel so we could enable/disable it much in the same way we do with subtitles.
May I ask, am I the only weirdo that discreetly hides to the side to enable some booming blabbermouth on a hands free phone to walk past and be on their way, as far as possible away?

May, 29 2019 at 8:16 am

After reading this I thought I was the only one sensitive to noises. I have always hated loud bangs since very little, don't know why, I wear wireless headphones now which are quite effective. I would love noise cancellation ones but they're nearly £2-300 quite expensive. I live in a small estate in a sort of village where there seem to be an increase in families with kids. They're not generally mean but during the summer like now, they stay out until 10pm and play out like I used too, although my parents never allowed me or my sister out after 9pm. I think parents are too lean now and not strict. They have no control and I am quite embarrassed by how many parents moan about their kids and they shouldn't have had them in the first place. I live alone and sometimes house sit for family which is good, yet noise at my dads where I house sit is traffic noise. Theyre in a terraced house with a main road where buses, often lorries and the stupid boy racer cars and motorbikes that love nothing more than to rev their annoying exhausts. I cringe and wish I could shut out traffic sounds even when I go out shopping. I don't know why it makes me so anxious. I use the back bedroom upstairs to get some peace but back at home the kids are a pain. I cant afford to move yet and I just prefer winter time as less people seem to be out, only then fireworks on november 5th start and drive me on edge. I like going out but honestly, I sometimes wish I didn't have too as I just can't stand noises!! Hope others can find some help my doctors think it is just anxiety. I hate bubble gum popping on buses sometimes usually by horrible teenagers during the school holidays. urghhh.

October, 29 2021 at 3:51 pm

Sound cancel headphones - If your willing to look at cheaper end of market, they only really work for lower frequency sounds i.e. bass and rumbling etc, but they do help a little. Have a look on web for "Super EQ" Active Noise Cancelling headphones, I actually got my set for twenty pounds. I know some ear defenders help too. Hope this helps.

March, 27 2019 at 10:31 pm

I'm so glad I found this thread. I, too, have a high sensitivity to sound. I have anxiety as well as tmj and just found out that noise sensitivity is related to both of these issues. I thought it was people being disrespectful when they slammed doors, played loud music, etc. but that didn't explain why I can't tolerate the background music at shopping malls, stores, restaurants, etc. Noise is everywhere and it's difficult to get away from it. I started thinking of why people don't like silence anymore. I like to read and you can't even go to the library and find it quiet there anymore so I do think society has something to do with a lot of it but, if you have anxiety like I do, I believe it aggravates the condition. I've used earplugs but suffered from ear infections so am afraid to keep using them. I've resorted to using a fan which does help a lot. I don't like earphones with music or sound effects because they only contribute to the problem. I've read about people on this thread using noise cancelling headphones so tomorrow I'm going to go to the store and get them and, hopefully, it will help me sleep better at night. Thank you for this forum and for the posters with all their advice. It's nice to know I'm not alone, and I've gotten a lot of great ideas to help me with this issue.

December, 29 2020 at 12:24 pm

I have anxiety and TMJ as well. I sometimes use heat packs or try deep breathing to relax my jaw and sometimes that helps too.

Julienne Essex
March, 6 2019 at 2:32 pm

I just discovered this thread and it is a god-send to learn that I am not the only one bothered by loud talking, a loud TV or stereo, yapping dogs, slamming doors, etc.
There have been times that I could just jump in front of the subway because it would mean that I would no longer feel jittery from loud music coming from a colleague's cubicle. I'm not normally anxious and am not at all depressed or suffering from PSTD or anything else like that, so thought I must just be crazy (not to mention annoying to any friends and family who I ask to turn down the noise or lower the volume on their talking.
I guess misery really does enjoy company, as the expression goes, as I feel better that I am not the only one with this problem (and that I don't have the worst case of it). My heart goes out to everyone who has posted here. I do hope that one day we can get the people who don't understand this terrible ailment to understand it.
BTW: in my case the combo of ear plugs and noise cancelling headphones don't help as they muffle everything except the higher pitched sounds, and those are what bother me the most.

December, 21 2018 at 12:18 pm

The sound of wind when my husband has the car window down, the sound loud talking in the office , a radio up too loud, too many people talking at the same time, the sound of someone coughing non stop, people laughing too loud or non stop, the tv being on when someone is talking at the same time. even a train that honks for too Not sure why but noise drives me crazy and always has

July, 16 2022 at 1:15 am

Yeah office talking and laughing drives me mad. Have you tried Vibes earplugs on amazon pretty cheap and block out sone of the annoying sounds 👍

November, 8 2018 at 6:02 am

I have same issue only in my apartment when fellow tenants "slam" the outdoor shut. on several occasions contacted management with no response or resolution. I don't want to look like complainer, what can I do. Also, just moved here, If I knew this, would have never signed the lease...What can I do? Thank you!!!!

December, 29 2020 at 12:27 pm

Try using WD40 or maybe attach a piece of fabric or something to slow the door down so it doesn’t make such a loud slamming sound.

Thomas gammell
September, 1 2018 at 1:32 pm

I can't listen to the telly above level 1 can't watch any load films or any action films or any programme which is exciting as it makes my anxiety worse very difficult in a world full of noise

May, 27 2018 at 11:20 pm

PS To all you out there suffering from noise hypersensitivity, I find that the repetitive movement of crochet or knitting really helps block everything out and calm my mind. Has anyone else found the same to be helpful?

May, 27 2018 at 11:11 pm

I find that its our television that agitates me the most if my husband has got it on and I'm in the kitchen with no door to shut the noise out. Last week I went upstairs with my crochet and could hear the birds which was calming but I can't always get away from it. I'm thinking of getting some earplugs and maybe listening to music through some headphones when I'm in the kitchen. I suffer from anxiety and sleep problems often but sometimes its more heightened than other times and I'm more intolerant. I'm downstairs now as my husband is snoring and twitching in bed and I can't sleep. I crave peace and tranquility. At the moment all I can hear is the clock ticking and thats fine with me!

May, 10 2018 at 5:38 pm

We are so many I cried when I found that I have this kind of stuff. Music really helps me when going outside, to school, walking, crowded places and bus earphones is my savior. I hate when people talking when sleep time it really triggers me. I hope I don't have this, ever since I was kid I have noise sensitivity, many people misunderstood me if I have anger problems. Quiet place is my dream to live.

December, 1 2021 at 11:48 am

You nailed it! I thought it was just me. I find it extremely annoying when my roommate is talking & laughing while I’m trying to sleep at night. Plus the walls in my house are paper thin (Canadian poor construction of course). What I hate most is repeatedly explaining to ppl to respect quiet hours. A quiet place is indeed my dream.

Frankie Smith
April, 18 2018 at 9:46 am

I buy earplugs in bulk - much cheaper that way - and wear them night and day. I use paper, plastic or melamine crockery (bliss! No awful clatter of cutlery on plates) and wooden or plastic spoons. The computer sound is permanently muted, and I watch tv with earplugs in and headphones over the top (so I can hear my tv but not the neighbour's). The vacuum has been replaced with wooden floors that I clean with a broom. The microwave that shrieked whenever I pressed anything is in the shed, sans plug. I leave the batteries out of the doorbell when I'm not expecting anyone and the phone switched off in a drawer. All of the above helps, but if some dear soul bangs on my front door with a fist I am tempted to do murder, and I have to seal myself in the bedroom while the washing machine does its impersonation of a Jumbo jet taking off.
It's not easy to find ways of coping, but never let anyone make you feel that you 'shouldn't' be like this. I was born like it. I'm not being awkward or dramatic. It's a disability, and therefore my responsibility to find some way of living with it. But dear God, yes, sometimes you just want to take a gun and shoot everything that makes a noise :)

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May, 4 2018 at 9:55 am

I work in an environment where he phone is constantly ringing, people are always talking. When I able to escape from my work area I retreat to a quite area and just sit. I also am the same when I get home. I want no sound, no phone absolutely nothing. I avoid grocery store during certain hours , I actually avoid as much as possible. My husband sleeps with the t.v. on . I have to turn the volume down so low so I can't hear it . i'd prefer he would just turn it off. I don't like the flashing & flickering of lights going through my eyelids at night. I have become very mouth around noisy people, I'm at the point of talking to my supervisor regarding the level of noise in my area or I going to have to find something less overloading my senses. I work for a nursing facility , so you can imagine what I hear all day.

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Maria Alberto
May, 4 2018 at 10:34 am

I thought I was the only one. People don’t take us seriously. I wear earplugs too.

March, 2 2018 at 7:41 pm

Thanks so much for this article. I have always been scared of loud music and the drums and stuff. It just makes me so stressed out and wants to cry or scream. It just feels like being drowned underwater...but thanks for the solutions. The ear plug solution works great

David Duenias
January, 9 2018 at 6:07 am

As a person who is very sensitive to particular sounds that can vary in pitch, frequency and density, I think it’s important to gather that loudness is not the core of the dilemma we are facing.
After years of not knowing why I am so damn sensitive to certain acoustic frequencies, I have finally gotten to the bottom of it. I have found out the reasoning as to why and how this occurs. First I must declare to you that YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM! It’s impaerative to understand that.
What may seem to be a problem is merely the phenomena of anxiety that the mind keeps amplifying, not knowing why it can be so unbearable, not knowing how come it seems to be that only “I seem to have this problem” while anyone who is around us seems not to be bothered by it. This anxiety that is taken place in our mind pressures us to find a solution.
So in reality what happens is twofold:
- We experience the phenomena of sharp concentrated sound to be extremely disturbing. ( this is pure physical reaction that stems from our particaulr mechanism or our particular genetic disposition)
- The mind is reacting to the phenomena by projecting fears (aka mental anxieties) in order to create pressure for us to do something about it, to find a solution. It wants to know: “when this will be over? Tell me now! Do something about it. When this will be over?” And it goes on and on until one loses it. And once we find out we can’t do anything about it, the aggravation, potential rage and anger are all increased.
As you can see this is a double edge sword.
What I have found out on myself is the following:
I have gone deep deep into my genetic code ( possible through the knowledge of the Human Design system) and have discovered that my “ailment” is simply a disposition. It is not a malady. It is not a problem. It is not a curse. Even though our modern age, led by the vast explosion of industrialism, we have had an explosion in the “new” type of frequencies generated by “artificial” bodies such as tools, machines, vehicles and the myriad combinations of them all. In other words there are so much artificial noise around us. It is not something that I can bet was a problem a 100 years ago. Basically what I am trying to convey is that my natural disposition for an environment is where the sound in that environment is diffused. Now this is very important to understand. A diffused sound is not necessarily lower in volume even though it fills big part of it. I can get irritated by listening to someone whispering next to me. Or neighbors talking across the wall. Or base sounds from music, and any sharp concentrated sounds that are created by honking, shouting, squeaking, construction and what not.
However the sound of passing cars for example or white noise, have never bothered me as they are diffused by nature and therefore does not instill any aggravated reaction.
To conclude: we have a genetic disposition for a specific environment. This is not geographical per se, but rather the nature of an environment.
In addition, I have several genetic imprints in places that are directly connected to my hearing ability which in plain language means that I am very sensitive to acoustic frequency of any nature.
Right when I had found out that my natural and healthy disposition for a diffused sound environment, I immediately purchased a few packs of silicon made ear plugs ( I use Mack’s brand that can be found in every major retail store. They cost around $3.50/pack and they come with 6 pairs) that I have worn for a year now. This has improved my life quality tremendously as it simply takes off all that edge. The remarkable thing is that I wear them almost everywhere. Where most of us use it for sleep, what I have learned is that wearing it while being awake, and using is while interacting normally in life as we do, has been a rewarding experience. You can still hear other people talking. You can hear a conversation and be engaged in it and yet have a sense of ease and detachment ( even though it is not the more accurate for describing it). It is luminous to see how much frequency and the nature of frequency has so much impact on our lives. To truly grasp that ‘frequency’ is the base for all creation however to experience it in this manner and to see the difference is an eye opener to the nature of being and how intricate and marvelous our bodies are.
It would be very helpful to gather data from other people who suffer from the same phenomena. It will help substantiate my understanding of how these things works and potentially take us out of the dark on this matter cause I know how it feels when you feel you are all alone with this and no one understands you.
If you feel like contributing your data for this research or to share your thoughts or ask questions, I invite you to get in touch with me at
Good luck to you with your sound diffusion...:)

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Leanne Robinson
January, 22 2018 at 5:47 pm

This is all good, and I also have a sensitive to sharp, sudden sounds that make me startle and nearly go into a panic attack. But not everyone has the same noise processing issue as you. I hate all noise in general. I hate the radio. I hate fans. I can't stand the sound of a TV coming from another room. When people are conversing, I can't tolerate people who are loud or talk too fast. Sometimes I can't stand hearing conversations period. Especially when there are multiple people talking at the same time.

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David Duenias
January, 24 2018 at 7:46 pm

Have you tried the ear plugs solution I mentioned?

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May, 9 2018 at 11:37 am

Hi All, i can relate with just about everyone here. I'm about to turn 60, dx with sleep apnea, have sleep deprivation and now new anxiety - all due to a really bad decision - nearly 4 years ago. We relocated at this DUH to both of us: 4-way intersection - we knew the neighbors already and they swore 'they just got used to it...'' they are so nice friendly 'safe' people we still trust and like, yet we are all wired so differently for i am unable to sleep here, unless i have on a fan, a white noise machine, AND an ocean wave CD playing. It is difficult, expensive, and disruptive to relocate yet AGAIN, yet i have no choice. i feel for my husband, being on his 3rd unsuccessful hernia operation and probably worn out from all the stress of it here, yet we feel that i am slowly ending up frazzled much of the time, no matter what i try to do. We're both being helped by having a box fan on- in every area of the residence, earplugs when my ears are not too sore from always wearing them, we even take pure/potent CBD oil [by hempworx, is the best], feeling somewhat a relief, yet not enough to be able to fully relax and enjoy this place of 4 yrs. now. Looking back, i have always been somewhat sensitive to noise, but this is 24/7 ridiculous - where we are. The springtime/summer is the absolute worse. Harleys, tractor trailer trucks, loud BOOM BOOOOM BOOOMMM THUD- car stereos, and radio sounds - as they're stopped @ the lights - right outside our windows...we cannot sit and eat at our dining room table @ times unless we want to speak loudly to each other and the tv unfortunately goes up almost full volume at times also. Thankfully, we have great neighbors, and they say they only hear us laughing a lot. We only hear them as well, laughing or their water running. The only other thing that seems to work is [sounds odd to some i bet], exclaiming audibly {even if in a whisper} positive prayers/statements, it seems to change the environment! Many of us realize that we are not always dealing with flesh and blood - but with 'other forces' sounds very odd now, but some will get this messege loud and clear. We are faith filled believers only due to our own personal experiences, not what any person has taught us. Example: ''YESHUA THE CHRIST, THANK YOU!'' [as we list all to be thankful for], 'YESHUA is my savior and in His Name, i take authority to cleanse this place right now! satan be gone i order and command you to leave NOW! i am, and my house is covered in The Blood of Yeshua The Christ - i take The Sword of The Spirit of Christ and i RENOUNCE/BIND/CAST OUT ANY UNCLEAN SPIRITS RIGHT NOW ~ to The Foot of Yeshua The Christ, I AM DIVINELY GUIDED,PROTECTED, SHIELDED BY CHRIST Yeshua, therefore NO WEAPONS used against me and ____, will prosper, Greater is YHWH, who lives in me, than he who lives in this world. Thank You Heavenly Father.'' Amein. This way keeps away the evil, which no matter how 'good' one is, no matter how pure or 'religious' one is, keeps out the 'enemy' who is only here to steal, kill, destroy...and 'he' is a liar. This world is full of the deception; distractions, temporary fixes. The ONLY ONE Who is able to fully fix, is The One Who Created us. It is 'man' who corrupts, destroys, for lack of knowledge. As it is written: '' Hosea 4:6 English Standard Version (ESV)
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge...'' It is too simple what we make complicated. We do not need a building/temple/monument/statues/beads, etc., we need only faith, humility to pray to a Higher Power Yeshua or The Father YHWH [One in Same], creating a relationship...The Word [Amplified King James Bible] is like another connection to wisdom; 'seek and you will find, ask and you will receive - seek first The Kingdom of YHWH - and all shall be added upon you...delight yourself in YHWH and all shall be added upon you...'' wait and see.

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May, 12 2018 at 8:17 am

Susan, please seek professional help. It sounds like you are suffering from symptoms of psychosis and/or delusions, which are possibly covering up deeper mental health issues.
It is literally scary reading what you wrote; it is bizarre, not spiritual. I hope with counseling you come to realize this, and find a way to be genuinely spiritual without the psychosis.

November, 1 2021 at 6:35 pm

Has I disagree; I think Susan sound normal.

January, 4 2018 at 10:08 am

I have had an issue where everything is too loud to me in general, like the TV or music that's in a room but not on earphones. I know there are two separate hearing issues-one makes veryday life sound loud, the other makes people enraged or upset at specific sound types. I seem to have both at once! In general I feel like everything is too loud even things I am never annoyed by such as rock music which I love, or TV shows I like, or my dog other talking. Loud, but not making me hateful at all. Then there are certain sounds that send me off the deep ends. People talk so loud, certain ones more than others, in public and on transit, makes me want to go over and just punch them. All my life even as a child I have despised babies. When I hear a baby cry, or babble or talk or even laugh, It makes me suddenly enraged and homicidally upset. I never knew why but I don't act on what I feel or I would certainly be in prison! Its like a hundred evil thoughts in one seconds time about how I hate children and babies, I hate people who have a child and why would anyone want one? I wish I could shut the thing UP and beat its mother to death just for not shutting it up herself immediately etc. Etc. Until it stops, or I plug my ears with music, I will not be ok again. Another thing that makes me this angry is loud rap music. I do not simply hate rap, but it sends me into a uncontrollable rage inside. So doeslous talking. I want to shut the person up NOW even if that required me to tear out their throat. So I have to sit there and tell myself people are Morons and I can't stop them or act on it because laws protect idiots etc. I have no criminal history at all. But maybe one time my control will fail. Who knows the future. As far as General noises or everyday sound- those do not make me angry, they are simply all way louder to me that to those around me and I tell people how loud the TV is or how loud the cars are and no one agrees. However background noise is my best friend, fans on all the time drown out the sharper stuff I hate. White noise Calms me and music that I LIKE, played on earbuds that drown out the rest of the world calms me completely. On the bus I must do this or I hate everyone near me. And the earbud music on a bit loud doesn't bug me one bit because only music played in a room alongside the usual room sounds it talking freaks me out. Earbud music is just fine. I never know why this is. Just like I have no idea why babies send me into a rage that's even harsher than I feel toward people who have actually harmed me directly. No idea. But I clearly have both disorders. Right now the TV is on pretty low yet it's blasting loud to my ears I had to insert earbuds without listening to anything, just used like earplugs, so I can stay in the room and watch the show and not freak out with a headache. Everyone else says they can hardly hear it. Also modern movies make the dialogue so quiet and the soundtrack so insanely loud, it is horrific. I have to adjust the volume 50 times per film just to hear it all but not the music. What's wrong with these filmmakers? Shut the music UP and tell you boom operator to get closer to the talking.

December, 20 2017 at 4:19 am

hi, I would not normally call myself sensitive to noise but due to sleep deprivation 13 months I am at the crisis stage needing rest. Neighbour abuse, tell yon all night at a pitch she knows disrupts my sleep. Breach of six terms of her tenancy, the Director of Housing just gave her carte blanche to continue disturbing my sleep (torturing me, in my experience). The constant low hum of a television is driving me insane. I also suffer with Complex PTSD, and can not get out of the house to access the service I was linked to (and have had to let me go). All I want is some quiet, but I have come to realise that quiet is outlawed. I used to have a quiet bedroom but apparently my neighbour has more rights to have telly on all night (which she denies and the Director believes without evidence) whilst I have no rights to a quiet bedroom to sleep, despite being disabled and sick with m h difficulties and chronic pain (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome), therefore needing bed rest daytimes as well, due to the sleep deprivation making it worse.

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December, 21 2017 at 9:19 am

Shar, my heart goes out to you: I am stuck in a room in a house with so many people and so much noise, it's like 10 Grand Central Stations in one. I, too, am severely sleep deprived (10.5 + months) and at wit's end.

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