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Yasmin

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A Blessed day to All...

 

There are several posts here which mention about whether there are any active groups advocating 'noise reduction', and while I too would be interested in learning more about what measures are being taken to reduce noise levels, I am also very concerned over EMF.

 

I myself am very sensitive to electric, and just to give some background, it was my sensitivity to electrical currents which eventually caused me out of fright to call the emergency to be seen.  I didn't at that time realise I was sensitive to sound even though I could detect the most minute sounds in my environment.  For me, at the height of when I was very ill, I was more frightened about all the electrical currents I could hear. Besides the electrical and buzzing sounds within ear, I could hear the electrical current behind a light switch when it turned on, I could also hear when a particular electrical appliance switched on and the change in the whole electrical field around me.  I know it may sound strange to some, and believe me it sounded so crazy to myself that I was even too scared to mention it straight away to the doctor.  Besides hearing the electrical activity around me, I was often jolted out of my sleep by massive electrical surges going through my brain which I could hear clearly and very loudly.

 

I now have a little chuckle to myself when I think about the lady who took my call and heard me crying "please help me, I can hear electric all around me and inside my head"... she of course must have thought "that one is crazy". But after that I got seen straight away after almost 18 months of being on a waiting list to see specialists.

 

I have brought this topic up as there are very few which mentions EMF, but for me besides sounds sensitivity, this is a big problem and very difficult to cope with.  I have very little electrical equipment in my home, besides the usual ones we have to have, I just have a TV, my PC and a music system which never gets turned on now.  I changed from a digital telephone to a plug in wire one and do everything to limit the amount of electric around me. But the worst encounters I have with EMF is when visiting a supermarket or hospital, within minutes I become ill, get an instant migraine and feel like I am literally being electrocuted alive. I don't know if others are aware of the electrical currents or whether I'm speaking of a new dimension of H&T, but when in a supermarket or hospital or anywhere where they have lots of electrical appliances, all the elctrical appliances and lighting symstems above and around I can hear them all at the same time with the same intensity.

 

I've done some research on EMF sensitivty, and besides looking into noise reduction, it has made me wonder whether our modern technological society is making us ill.  Considering that our brain and body is an electrical field itself, being exposed to so much electric outside of our bodies maybe more harmful than we realise. Obviously, given the amount of money invested I'm not optimistic that research will even want to admit that this could be a detriment to us rather than what appears to be a modern and healthy progression of society.  I often say to people, "you watch, in about 20 to 30 years time, I this generation of youths will be complaining of numerous neurological problems brought about by our fixation with modern technology".  The world is now going digital/wireless, although we can't see the electrical field and waves around us, should we automatically assume that every advancement is good for us?

 

With love

Yasmin

(took me 18 months to join and now look, can't shut me up...laugh)

 

 


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LynnMcLaren

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Hi Yasmin, (((( Smiles ))))

 

You may be right about that..

Who knows besides the benefits of technology what it may be doing too

our central nervous system , brain , cells , just health in general...

I know  what you mean about hearing electrical appliances and lights and

the things hyperacustic people hear from their computers..

the plumbing.. pipes with water running through them in their home..

 

Ya.. It's tough.. I'm glad I don't hear like that anymore..

But electric appliances do emit some sounds...

But...

It's just with hyperacusis.. You can hear it real good..

Yes EMF's have been brought up by a few people before on the board..

But like what you wrote....we never laugh at stuff such as that..

Except..

On fun topic threads on the off topic board..

Friendly Chat...

We have fun with that at times...

 

But this one may bring you a smile and a tear at the time..

I found it for you.. As you liked the one before it..

Shays story.. On the Women only but man can peek thread on the

off topic site.. Hope you like it....

 

But I understand the possibilitys of what you wrote below..

 

 

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 I often say to people, "you watch, in about 20 to 30 years time, I this generation of youths will be complaining of numerous neurological problems brought about by our fixation with modern technology".  The world is now going digital/wireless, although we can't see the electrical field and waves around us, should we automatically assume that every advancement is good for us? 


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Yasmin

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Hi Lynn,

Just to clarify, I never said that I laugh at EMF... being someone myself who lives with this, I for one know it is definately no laughing matter, I simply meant... that when it comes to things like Hyperacusis and EMF... when speaking to everyday people about it and trying to get them to understand... they often just think 'that one is crazy'... they can't fathom it. And looking back on that particular call I made to the emergency hospital, I at that point didn't know what was wrong I simply knew something was very wrong... and just think if I had been that lady at the time, hearing someone tell me they could hear electrical currents around them and in their head... would make the average person think they are crazy because very few people even are aware of these kinds of conditions existing. Just wanted to clarify that as I don't want it to be misunderstood.

 

But, in relation to the topic, what I have come to learn and observe when it comes to medical research etc into EMF and sound sensitivity is that given the type of society we live in, and we must never forget that health equals politics and politics equals agendas and agendas are subjective, for people like us who may be suffering from these conditions, we are often pushed into a quiet corner so that mainstream don't hear about us. And, we are given explanations which try and make these conditions out to be psychopathical (is that a word?) rather than looking into the real and probable cause that modern technology actually does have a harmful affect on our central nervous system. Why? Well, my own view is, whether we want to admit it or not, there is money to be made in medicine/health.  While not questioning the integrity of the majority of doctors, the truth is, doctors don't seek to cure us of our ailments simply out of the goodness of their hearts, and pharmacuticals don't provide medicine even if we can't pay. Everything is money related.  And when money and profits is a deciding factor, sadly humanitarian concerns quickly fly out of the window.  One only has to think of the several recent cases whereby many pharmacuticals have been known to allow medicines onto the market knowing the harmful affects but instead deciding that compensation costs were less than having to go back to the table.

 

The point I am trying to get to is, that while these are health conditions, as sufferers ourselves, (I speak for me really) I desire to know more and understand the conditions but always remember that Health is a political issue too.  And therefore, keep an open mind and at times putting the medical field up for scrutiny.  If individuals like myself are allowed to come into mainstream view, and more is done to show that there are also negatives to modern technologies, someone's pocket is going to have to pay and changes to be made. So while there are only a very very small minority with these conditions at present, right now we are often hidden from view or our claims ridiculed and probably sent to a psychiatrist to stop this from happening. I don't personally sit here feeling self-pity for myself for having to deal with these conditions, but I do sit here caring about the future world our children are inheriting from us. And, sadly, history has shown over and over, than we only care to pay the price when it's already too late to make a difference.

 

With love

Yasmin


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Mk

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On the subject of being able to hear electrical currents...my son and I have cleaned our church for the last 3 or 4 years.  It is a big building, but as soon as we walk in the door, he can tell if there is a television set or a cd player on, even though there is nothing playing on them, and he will walk through the building until he finds it.

My husband is so sensitive to the humming of electical wires that when we purchase a house, we have to know the distance from the nearest wires.  They give him a terrible head ache.

I definitely don't dispute anyone who says they can hear electrical current.  I know that I am even more sensitive to those sounds since I've had my surgery.

Mk

 

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Yasmin

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I should have geared my post above to concentrate on the research from the scientific field and technological makers, rather than solely resting the points on medical (my mistake).  It is the intertwinning relationship between medical/science, government and the companies that create our technological products and advancement that together causes many of the issues I mentioned not just as medical.

MK, yes exactly as you mentioned about your son's ability to locate electrical current is exactly what it is like.  There is a term for people like us 'hummers' which I found out about recently. Able to hear and feel the vibrations through the floor and walls etc.


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Yasmin

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For anyone interested in reading this article:

 

The Phenomenon of Low Frequency Hums (Norfork Tinnitus Society, UK)

 

http://amasci.com/hum/tinn2.txt


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Hi Yasmin, (((( Smiles )))

 

I messed up.. I'm sorry.. I didn't phrase that quite right..

I thought you meant that like.. I know you might find that I can hear

electrically sounds well funny or strange like..

Like that person.. Or even when it came to EMF's..

I was just saying.. We don't..

 

We only laugh over funny things on the funny threads on the friendly chat

site.. I was trying to make lite out the situation..

We would never do that too you...

It just didn't come out right thats all... 

But thats what I meant.. (((( Smiles )))

 

You posted...

 

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she of course must have thought "that one is crazy    


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Yasmin, ((( Smiles )))

 

Oh yes.. I totally agree..

Where people spend their dollars or are not spending their dollars..

Thats when they really take notice... Of the difference..

When it hurts them in the pocket book..

More then a vote as I believe voteing really doesn't have that much

effect on the agenda anymore..  Sorry to say...

But where their is money to be made..

Or lost in protest of a product...

Or in support of a duel cause..

They start listening to us better...

Thats where the buck stops....

Right there.......... 

 

Yasmin wrote...

 

 

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we must never forget that health equals politics and politics equals agendas and agendas are subjective, for people like us who may be suffering from these conditions, we are often pushed into a quiet corner so that mainstream don't hear about us. And, we are given explanations which try and make these conditions out to be psychopathical (is that a word?) rather than looking into the real and probable cause that modern technology actually does have a harmful affect on our central nervous system. Why? Well, my own view is, whether we want to admit it or not, there is money to be made in medicine/health.  While not questioning the integrity of the majority of doctors, the truth is, doctors don't seek to cure us of our ailments simply out of the goodness of their hearts, and pharmacuticals don't provide medicine even if we can't pay. Everything is money related.  And when money and profits is a deciding factor, sadly humanitarian concerns quickly fly out of the window.  One only has to think of the several recent cases whereby many pharmacuticals have been known to allow medicines onto the market knowing the harmful affects but instead deciding that compensation costs were less than having to go back to the table.    


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