I Am Very Sensitive to Noise

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    Noise Is A Form Of Pollution

    Noise is really a form of pollution in our environment that a majority of people seem oblivious to. Traffic, ringing cell phones, beeping sounds from machinery, etc., add to the human din all around us. I find it hard to focus, think, or concentrate in such a distracting...
    HSPTweets HSPTweets
    1 Response Jun 5, 2011


    I turn the base way down on my stereo. The thumping literally hurts my spine. Just cant stand it.   As a general rule too….unnecessary noise is just that.   Ask my kids!...LOL
    Lexus Lexus
    36-40, F
    Jan 7, 2008

    I'm very sensitive to any high pitch noises such

    as anything that squeaks or squeals. I cannot stand to hear a baby screaming. It feels like it pierces through every bones in my head. To hear somebody whistling drives me crazy. But also I can't stand the here a plastic bag rattling or a fork scraping against the plate.
    TotalityOfMe TotalityOfMe
    36-40, M
    Oct 22, 2015

    there is SOMETHING in a cube near me

    that isn't used very often but makes a horrible sound when it is and I can't figure out what it is or who's using it because when it makes the noise I can only cover my ears until it stops.
    Llyz Llyz
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    Unwanted Noise Interferes With My Progress

    The topic of being sensitive to noise captured my attention because it is not a topic that is readily discussed.  Most people can tolerate a lot of noise and stay focused.  I on the other hand like it quiet so that I can stay focused and be productive...
    shasha10 shasha10
    51-55, F
    1 Response Sep 5, 2009

    Noise not created by man generally is relaxing

    to me but the same sound made by people can be extremely irritating. Especially with a little brother who loves to make noise.
    persononinternet persononinternet
    18-21, M
    Jan 12, 2014

    Wrong Profession...

    I'm extremely sensitive to noise and I'm an elementary music teacher. We just started recorders. Somebody kill me.
    rubikcube rubikcube
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    My noise sensitivity has been ruining my life

    for years now. It started with just hating the sound of one person in my family eating, and everything else was normal. Now it's so bad I can't even be in the same room as another family member sometimes.....
    Umorella Umorella
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 31, 2014


    At times, it's like my hearing is amplified. The other day, I kept hearing a metallic clinking sound. It bothered me enough to search out the source. I finally found the culprit - a cricket, walking along the radiator, clink, clink, clink with each step!
    VincentValentine VincentValentine
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2009


    At times this is worse than others...But when I was little and in my friends parents cars they always blasted the music...it scared the crap out of me. I couldn't understand the need to have music so loud. Loud sounds are just terrifying. My dad has some rocks up on the roof...
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 7, 2012

    I Thought I Was The Only One Sensitive To Noise

    I am crying as I write this. I had thought I was the only one! So many of the experiences everyone in this group describes are true for me. Sometimes I think I am going to go crazy. Barking dogs can set me off. Today it was a guy on the 4-wheel vehicle putt-putting along the...
    FrankMagnus FrankMagnus
    Nov 26, 2011

    I am being attacked by a very disturbing noise.

    I live near a road through which trucks pass incessantly.The squeaky noise from passing trucks. This is a very ugly, high frequency, noise. It comes when some of the trucks apply brakes. I try to stuff cotton in my ears but it does not help me. It is very painful. I do not know...
    aproudwoman aproudwoman
    46-50, F
    Jul 10, 2015

    It's A Nightmare

    Until the age of 20, I lived in a very small and quiet village. I've been living in a big city for the last 5 years, and I still feel very bothered by what I consider excessive noise - particularly when I hear it at home. For 2 years I had a flatmate from hell, who used to set...
    MissNN MissNN
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2012

    I Cannot Tolerate Loud Noise

    trejonina trejonina
    3 Responses May 18, 2011

    Noises Make Me Jumpy

    I am very jumpy when it comes to unexpected noises. For example I keep my cell-phone on silent-mode because I would literally jump every time it would make a sound. I usually keep it near my sight so I hardly ever miss any calls or messages because I see when it's lights go on.
    Fennella Fennella
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2008

    I Absolutely Can't Handle Noise

    I can't stand being around noise, because it makes me feel like literally ripping my hair out of my head. People call me too sensitive, but then again, they aren't exactly in my body and they don't know how I truly feel.
    girlanonymous girlanonymous
    18-21, F
    Mar 3, 2011

    Noise Noise Noise

    Very easily irritated by noise. When people crush empty plastic bottes/screw on/off the tops, ice sliding in a cup, people with allergies *sniffing, plastic bags when you bunch them up, noises with the mouth, random small noises. I get so irritated my skin itches especially if I...
    LonestarZombie LonestarZombie
    22-25, M
    Dec 17, 2012

    I'm Not As Crazy As This Story Makes Me Out to Be!

    It's not that my ears are sensitive to the noise, because that isn't totally the case. As an individual, some noises just drives me crazy. Every little clink of a utensil against a plate drives me nuts. My dad does this without realizing it. I can hear it all the way...
    flyawayhome flyawayhome
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    I Can't Handle Other People's Noise.

    I probably sound selfish, but I can't handle other people's noise.  I have no trouble making my own noise so long as I'm sure nobody else can hear it, but I can't handle the noise of others.  It took a lot of effort to find the house I'm now paying off as I had to find...
    Dropbear Dropbear
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

    I Love Sound, But I Hate Noise

    I'm very sensitive to all sound. I guess my ears are just sensitive. I love music, and I'm a very auditory learner. Sound has always fascinated me. I could never be deaf. But I hate just random, unneeded noise. Especially when I'm trying to focus. Even small sounds that...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2008

    Constant Battle

    Everywhere I go, places I share with others, neighbours next door, always noise follows me. Usually starts off ok then one day a party, doors slamming,music too loud, dog barking etc etc. Some might say its me being sensitive. Ok but that doesnt help, a door slamming still wakes...
    soupdragon1973 soupdragon1973
    41-45, M
    Apr 1, 2013

    I Hate Noise

    My ears are very sensitive for some reason, so when everyone else is just bopping along, watching tv, I am the sole complainer who needs the commercials turned down.  I can't have the radio turned up in the car, and listen to someone talk to me at the same time.  I can...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2008

    It Drives Me Crazy.

     i have to run away from a lot of noise.i will go batty if i can`t get away.i always say it is because of my childhood.i love animals,but they can drive me nuts when they all go to carrying on at once.i guess it is a form of sensory overload.i know it is part of my autism.it...
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself
    1 Response Oct 26, 2009

    Loud voices, bass music,

    traffic, busy streets, and the list goes on and on ... I donĀ“t know why I was even born. This is torture.
    katylala katylala
    36-40, F
    Nov 25, 2014


    when i was born i was deaf but i had many tubes put into my ears and after 7 years of having tubes i can hear somethings. But when people yell beside me or i hear a loud noise it hurts my ears and gives me a migraine.
    ladonna14 ladonna14
    13-15, F
    Aug 29, 2011

    I Hate Noise That Are Loud

    Went to the store . And could hear things moveing . And packer bags. And could thing unrap things and it  crave me crazy. The noise some days drive me crazy. And some time I can handly it. It is like been in tunnel and with these noise . And it bothers me. bronica...
    bronica bronica
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2009

    Noisy World...

    Noise...it is everywhere...I guess people have forgotten the meaning of quiet, peace and silence... I remind myself a funny cartoon character from disney who was running away from noise all time repeating: i am tired, tired, tired...I wanna quiet, quiet, quiet... I am...
    MariaKristine MariaKristine
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2008
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