Friday, June 14, 2013

Must You Live So Loudly? MHAM Blog Challenge #14

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Today I'm using an alternate prompt for the Migraine & Headache Awareness Month Blog Challenge: Temple Grandin: "A school bell sounded like a dentist drill going through my ears": Many of us have wondered to ourselves, must you live so loudly? How do you cope with phonophobia (noise sensitivity)?

This issue comes up pretty often in my day-to-day life when I'm in a restaurant, store or other public place. I know I'm more sensitive to noise than most people, but it also seems to me that some people are downright rude about being loud in public places.

My main strategy is to put in my headphones and listen to soothing music on my iPhone. It not only drowns out the blaring jerks, but also gives me something else to focus on. Transporting myself away from the triggering situation is really the only thing that helps.

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Content by Diana E. Lee

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