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Old 05-20-2011, 06:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Just wondering if I'm the only person like this...I feel like it's attributable to SA, and getting nervous easily, but curious about others. That is, loud noises really, really bother me! When a commercial comes on with a loud and annoying beat, or one I've heard over and over, I mute it as quickly as I can because it drives me crazy! Same with neighbors playing music where I can hear the beat...loud truck engines, car radios turned way up, even people talking super loud! Think you get the picture...it all makes me feel ready to crawl out of my skin! How are you with this?
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Yes, any loud noise that comes "out of nowhere" will startle me. If I'm in a loud place, the loudness won't bother me though.
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Yes! I'm in my early 20s, but I have been easily scared by loud noises as long as I can remember. When I was little, I hated going to fireworks shows with my parents. I jump at the sound of loud music, or barking dogs (I have a phobia concerning that, too), or a TV commerical. At work, my cube faces in, so I can't see who walks by. I often jump when someone comes to speak me, and I don't hear them coming. So startled in fact that someone gave me a "monitor mirror" to put on my computer so I can see people coming.

I also get easily annoyed in shopping malls. So loud I can't think. I hate when people talk loudly (especially if the person is right in front of them). Makes my skin crawl too. Always has.
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Yes. I have a very difficult time cutting out background noise. For example, I have a hard time holding a conversation if there is music playing. Even if it's not that loud!
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Yes,unless it's the oh so lovely singing of Josh Groban who could NEVER be too loud!!!
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Yes, especially outdoor, urban noise. Sometimes i wish i lived in the country.
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Same with neighbors playing music where I can hear the beat...
^This.

It drives me absolutely insane. I cut people some slack on a Friday or Saturday night (I live in a college town). But during the day when I'm trying to do homework, watch TV or take a nap, it annoys the crap out of me. But for some reason, some other noises--such as the people dribbling a basketball just outside--don't bother me. I guess I'm just unable to tune out the bass.
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I'm extremely sensitive to loud noises. One of our neighbors was using a weed trimmer this afternoon, and I just wanted to cover my head with a pillow and cry. I absolutely hate those things. I don't like lawn mowers, either, but weed trimmers are the worst.
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Yes, I get stressed easily because of it.
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Yeah it was really bad for me as a kid. Even flushing the toilet startled me.
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I thought I was the only one because of my hearing loss (making my good ear extra sensitive). My dad has a surround sound system and when he turns it on to watch shoot-em-up movies I want to die.

I hate it when I'm driving and some jerk with a huge SUV comes up next to me with his thumpa-thumpa ghetto trash superbass music going.
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Yeah. Sometimes it gets so bad that I want to cry (sometimes I do), and I don't even know why. When I was about 15, I tagged along with my dad to the horse races because he rarely ever went and it looked interesting. Well, as we were waiting in line for something, one of the races was coming to an end. All of a sudden, it went from a dull drone to a deafening roar of people screaming for the horses they had bet on. It took everything I had to keep the tears from slipping out, but I kept myself together and just told my dad, "It sure was loud in there..."

During high school, the marching band would march through the halls when it was time for a pep rally. The vibrations rattled the walls and I could feel each beat of the drum resonating deep in my chest. I was usually good about ducking down a hall so that it wouldn't be so loud, but one time I made the wrong turn and got boxed in right as the band was coming down the hall drumming as hard as they could. I had to squeeze against the wall while trying to hide the tears rolling down my cheek. Good god that was embarrassing.
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Yeah, I hate it too. I don't like unnatural ambient noise full-stop. At work, there's always a radio cranking on this annoying blue-collar, "Jessie's Girl" rock station. If I'm alone I turn it off, as I just prefer total silence. Of course I appreciate music on my own terms, but hate radio stations just blaring for the sake of it... because some extrovert gets bored.
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Not particularly. It does bother me a lot when I can hear people having a conversation (even if it's really faint) when I'm trying to concentrate because I can't help hearing every word. I feel I can tune out constant noise (even though much louder) a lot easier.
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It does bother me a lot when I can hear people having a conversation (even if it's really faint) when I'm trying to concentrate because I can't help hearing every word.
God, I really hate this too. So much. Drives me as crazy as anything.
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I listen to loud music, however loud noises (that are sudden) bother the f*** out of me. I guess I'm sensitive to particular sounds and tones.
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Yes, any loud noise that comes "out of nowhere" will startle me. If I'm in a loud place, the loudness won't bother me though.
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Yes,unless it's the oh so lovely singing of Josh Groban who could NEVER be too loud!!!
Yes, he'd be be the exception!
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No except children screaming or crying..that really bothers me.
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Yes! I hate loud noises, whether it's in my house or out somewhere, like a restaurant. Like dishes slamming, car doors slamming, things falling or breaking, vacuum cleaners.
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