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hi to all
nice to see some successes here, well done.

just a quick share if this helps

i carry ear plugs everywhere, the yellow squeezy ones and i had 3 pairs of silicone made to measure transparent and flesh coloured ones.

one pair, almost complete sound block . the trick is that if you move your bottom jaw forward a little it opens the ear way and you can hear things. To shut it out again, just let jaw go back to normal position.

I also carry either shooters ear protectors to add if need be. and I also have some sony noise cancelling headphones, awesome life changer. I can play soft meditation type music in a crowded place and hear practically nothing.

I am not trying to fix my hyperacussis, the stress and effort is diminishing returns for me, just being able to function easier is a better solution for me.

I don't use them all the time, but have them handy. It is relaxing to know they are there if you need them. ( bit like you may not want to go for a drive, but nice to know your car is there. )

as the son of an alcoholic, I have an additional twist. As a child of this, you grow up feeling invisible and insignificant and not worth consideration.

So when someone plays loud music or just doesn't care about people around him, ( including me ) I can take it personal. ( having counselling for this ) . so this multiplies the effect of the noise.

So i get a double whammy.  hence for me, it is easier to just carry plugs and headphones and feel I can shut out the 'rudeness' that goes along with the noise chaos.

just sharing, hope this helps someone.

best wishes all
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Awesome, sounds about like me. [thumb]
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Hi. Tks for reply. Thought I was the only one
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Sounds like me also. It feels like the rest of the whole community of people have normal, flexible hearing, and this is an unknown ailment, so therefore I have no standing in the human world.

Just tonight my across-the-Street neighbor was using screeching power tools in his front driveway which faces me. It’s a beautiful evening, and I want to be outdoors, but he asserts his right to make extremely loud noises. I know that if I try to complain, he will conclude that I’m just strange, and that of course everyone else doesn’t even notice his table saw noises. I don’t count, because I don’t fit into his idea of people.

I also don’t dare to complain about all the racing motorcycles and loud trucks that race around every nice evening, because other people have become used to these noises, or they just don’t go outside.
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Hi Margy
Sorry to hear

I find it an interesting part of humans that ‘me/I’ come first and you don’t exist.

It’s all too common

I live in Asia now and it’s normal that people just sit anywhere and play their phone music with no earphones , it’s basically sod everyone else,

It’s actually a sad indictment of many humans.

I carry spare cheap earbuds and when it happens I smile and say ‘would you like these’ ?
When they say no, ‘it’s ok’ , I say it’s not ok please use them
( it helps I was a Mr Universe so I smile at the same time )

I’m often amazed at the surprised look on people’s faces that someone should think their noise is ok ?

I believe when you choose to live in society you play by society rules, ie. there are other people , you need to fit in .

Hence why I just use yellow plugs, noise cancelling headphones etc as it just makes life easier.

Trying to fix the world around me, is just stressful for me, no-one else seems bothered.

Seems ‘we are not alone ‘. :))).
Thanks for sharing Margy

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