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ladebbie

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I"m so grateful to find this website! I've felt so alone with my sound sensitivity problems. Some people think I'm imagining my noise sensitivity. Others think I have a weak character because of my inability to function normally as a result of my sound sensitivity.

I have constant tinnitus as well as an extreme sensitivity to bass. Low frequency bass gives me a headache. I notice also that my tinnitus is louder when a neighbor is playing bass on their speakers. 

I wear ear plugs all the time ,which are very effective at filtering out higher frequency sounds, but only slightly muffle bass.

I watched a Youtube video about how to make a sound-proof room. I learned that high frequency sounds can be blocked by soft materials, but low frequency bass can only be reflected by metal. No one seems to think it's necessary to put metal in walls, floors and ceilings of apartment complexes. I've moved twice to get away from having noise induced headaches. In this third apartment I still have most of the same problems I had in the previous ones. I've had neighbors who, on learning that I'm noise sensitive, decided to turn up their bass instead of turning it down or off.

The bass also wakes me up frequently. I'm lucky to sleep a full 2 hours straight. Usually I wake up every half hour. I'm in a state of constant exhaustion. I'm going for a sleep study next month. I doubt that I have sleep apnea, but hopefully the doctor will prescribe Ambien so I can sleep though all the noise. The ear plugs help but not enough. Other sleep aids only make me feel more tired, and I still wake up frequently.

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Boroos

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I have had similar experiences when people find that I am sensitive to noise. It seems to me that some people get some sort of peculiar delight in testing how much noise they can make before it affects me. I have people tell me that the noise they made did not bother me and then try to prove their point my making even louder noise.
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Nemi

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Hi
Been there with the moving.  I moved 7 times in 3 years with a 4 year old child all by myself mostly because of noise and unkind neighbours.
Isn't it sad that we have to live through H all by ourselves?  We have to be strong!  and do what is best for us!
honestly, if you can, find a cheap house to rent.  Peace, finally. 
Good luck!
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lk

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Dear Ladebbie,

"I wear earplugs all the time " your words..

This is the worst you can do ...

I know people in the same condition and they get more and more senstive for sound...

When you use always sunglasses, even when there is no sun , 24/24  everyone agrees that your eyes get more sensitive for light, for ears it is the same !!

Try to find a place were you don't need earplugs and listen to soft nice sounds...
start for short times and built up slowly ...

Earplugs are always better in filtering out higher frequency sounds, and not so good in filtering low frequency's... That can make you even more sensitive to low frequency's...

Ambien / zolpidem is on the Tinnitus list, it means not good for your ears !!
it is not for everyday use, like the benzodiapines, there is no difference maximum 6 weeks use ...

When you move once again, don't go to an apartement, but try to find a seperated house ...


Greetings,
lk

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ladebbie

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Thank you all for your replies. It's good to know I'm not alone in this.  I am wearing earplugs less, but find they're still necessary when low frequency sounds are giving me a headache or migraine. I'm planning on contacting a migraine specialist soon.
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ladebbie

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I have tried finding a house to rent, preferably in the country. It's nearly impossible to find houses to rent in my state that accept section 8 vouchers.
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