I apologize if this has been discussed before, but I was wondering about noise anxiety in any other members of the forum.
I have been doing some research on it, and found a number of usual symptoms that are related to noise anxiety, but not much on the topic as a whole. I have had some recent problems with this. The biggest symptom of this in my experience has been the sounds of drills or saws. This also can be attributed to dental anxiety, which is also a problem, but tends to manifest itself outside of the dental offices as well, meaning that i have troubles being around construction sites or even hearing the sounds of saws or drills through television screen. This noise, even if very low, usually triggers a reaction where I have to cover my ears, or leave.
The other strange noise related anxiety I tend to have is the sound of ripping paper towels. Again,this sound triggers a need to cover my ears or a flight response, setting my teeth on edge and making me feel extremely ill at ease.
Has anyone else had issues like this, and if so, have you found a way to make yourself feel more at ease when dealing with these noise anxieties?
Thank you for reading this, and for your time.