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DynamiteDave

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Yesterday I went to make some copies at PakMail and was using the copier in the front of the store.  Some kid was at the register in the middle of the store.  I heard someone knocking at the back door and told the kid that I thought I heard someone knocking.  He walked to the back and it was the UPS guy and let him in.  He told me he didn't hear a thing. I explained to him that I had a heightened sense of hearing.  He kept saying, 'that's cool.'  I explained about hyperacusis and he said he had of course never heard of it. It made me wonder if some of us could be valuable to the CIA or FBI as spys.  Maybe we could form an organization and could contract out our services with our ability to hear better than the average person. Maybe, maybe not. Just a thought.

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LynnMcLaren

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Hi Dave, (((( Smiles ))))

Jobs for the exceptional at hearing..
At one time I could hear through walls and sounds from far away..
Most people can't do that naturally of course without some technical
device..
But yes.. While they call out the bomb squad someone with exceptional
hearing could tell them whats inside the box and save valuable time..
Diagnoistic skills are us...
I wonder if they don't have some top secret project
going on we don't know about allready..
They wouldn't tell us if they did....
But maybe they have thought of it allready....
Interesting concept for sure.....

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It made me wonder if some of us could be valuable to the CIA or FBI as spys.   


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DynamiteDave

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I was also thinking about the private investigators who have all of the listening devices to catch I guess a cheating spouse.  All we would need to do sit a few feet away and probably hear everything.

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LynnMcLaren

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Hi Dave, ((( Smiles )))

Yes.. They do allready have a show on that subject...
They could hire a few exceptional great hearing folks on their show..
As decoys.... That could work....
Though there is alot of crying and screaming/yelling done on that show too..
Lots of emotional expirences there...
It's a rollercoaster ear busting ride of an expirence for sure...
I'd leave at that part....
Take your ears and run for cover when it all blows up... 

http://www.cheaters.com/ 

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jubags69

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I often had thoughts like that, if my ears had a focus control it would be fun! Every now and again I would pick up a part of a conversation or a comment somebody had made... either make them go red by responding or thank them for the comment!!! BUT the issue I always have is it is fine if there was only one sound source, but trying to selectively hear only what I wanted to was hard, unless I was inline and doubled up with some lip reading...
So, sometimes it 'helps', sometimes I really don't want to listen to the clock next door as well as the wind outside, the person talking and the fridge... then it becomes a pain!

Ju.

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aQuieterBreeze

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Having the extra sensitive hearing does have a few interesting aspects to it.
But I realized awhile back when I first started making a concentrated effort to get better -
That for me it was an - Either / Or approach.
Because to get better, it seemed to me I had to be willing to Not Listen for,
or Not Focus so much on, those quieter sounds.
And I would rather get better than have hearing that may remain exceptionally keen for very quiet sounds.
Because to have that exceptionally keen hearing for those quiet sounds,
to me also meant that less quiet sounds are LOUDER.
And sounds others can tolerate well, might remain that way- they would be able to, but maybe I  would not.
I knew I would rather get to where the "everyday" sounds were more tolerable, and some would be enjoyable again.
And at that point my energies became more focused on recovery

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Since H, I have the ability to filter out certain pitch sounds, escpecially music. I'll be listening to a song on the radio and notice I can hear every instrument individually. This is also true of sounds in the night; crickets, frogs, insects, etc... Unfortunately, this bothers me more than it helps me. Actually, I was quite shaken and scared the first time it happened. I thought I was going nuts.

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aQuieterBreeze

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Hi jayjay,

I have been listening to music again (from albums/cds) in the past several months -
for the first time in years.
(I had quit because everything was too loud, and I could not tolerate percussion)
And Sometimes now I pick up nuances in the music that i either -did not hear -
or never really noticed before. It amazes me, and sounds wonderful.
It may be because I quit listening to music for so long that I notice them-
but it does not matter- I am happy to hear them, and your post reminds me of that.

I think sometimes we focus on specific sounds-
and maybe that is what you notice about the crickets, etc?
I noticed when I was thinking about some of this stuff not long ago-
that it used to seem to me  like every sound (or at least a lot of them)
kind of demanded it's own attention-
but that does not happen so much to me anymore-
and more sounds are "in the background" again.
and I think that makes it easier for me to focus on some things again, like reading.

But I like being able to hear those "nuances" in the music I listen to,
And I do not take being able to listen to music for granted anymore either-
It can surely sound beautiful. And I am glad to be able to listen to it.
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LynnMcLaren

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Yes, Yes... (((( Smiles ))))

A Quieter Breeze is on to something real good...
Thats for sure....
It's best to try to tune it all out...
Or it'll eventually drive you batty best to mentally go somewhere else...
Try to pretend it's not there though you all know it is..
Untill the volume control slowly comes down...
Think of the knob/ button on your stereo or TV..
Volume way up needs to be adjusted in the other direction...
Best to focus on that..
Instead of the yelling and screaming on that show I mentioned above..
Who wants to be a spy for that????
They should call that show ear busters are us...
Best to turn it totally off..
It's a dangerous show anyway people are lible to get hurt..
 ((((((((((((((((((((((( Ouch )))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Shouting on this friendly site is much safer it won't hurt ya...
No ear busters here... 
The only problem with working for the FBI/CIA is..
you get to meet people who are loud talkers too.....
Unless you happen to hide behind the bush's...
Like Boris and Natasha did.. .
And also...  
When the big conventions are going on.....
Since you will be able to hear it all from there anyway....
But thats what spys do right???
Hide behind bushes....

Sounds Like A Plan To Me.... QB..

Because to get better, it seemed to me I had to be willing to Not Listen for,
or Not Focus so much on, those quieter sounds. 

It can sure sound beautifull and I'm glad to be able to listen to it again..

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Yes the beautifull sounds of life and that does not include fireworks..
Except on TV that is... And my life as a spy is over too..     

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