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Basically a phone damaged my hearing it was not too bad after that I could drive on the HWY to the next town to do shopping and run around.

Now since my hearing test I cant even stand the super market scanner beep.
My Driving speed has been reduced to about between 5 - 10 km/h other drivers have issues with me going too slow but its all I can tolerate.  I do try and stay out of there way.

Background music in shops with earmuffs on is still to loud.  The earmuffs tend to amplify the low frequencies.  I feel like taking corrective with a pole or hammer to the offending device that causes me pain but that would cause me to starve to death or cost money to repair the damage.

From what I have read today its a Human right issue in sensory loss.


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Yep, anger is normal.  It is one of the stages of grief:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C3%BCbler-Ross_model

Fortunately, I am at the "acceptance stage" where I just try and deal with it and treat it, rather than getting mad at it (well, mostly... there are times... [mad]

If you haven't done so already, please start treatment.  It helps me a lot.
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Lately Flushing to toilet is too much. I have to move on and stay positive.

Anything I come across it gets added to be crawled on my peer.

I have a YaCy search engine running sometimes you are welcome to try it.
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Hi, smokingwheels. I identify with your anger - I get mad at the grocery store scanner beeps, too! I want to tell them to turn the volume down because it's too dang loud, and then I look around and see that no one else is annoyed! When I'm at the gym, and someone drops their weights or clicks the setting on their machines, I find myself flashing them a dirty look. Of course they don't notice my distaste for their noises, and no one else in the gym seems to be bothered by the noises. Ugh.

I think it's good to talk about these things with others who understand. My family doesn't get it - they don't even attempt to do things quieter. So it's important to seek out others who can identify with what you're going through. Myself, I don't know anyone in person who suffers from this ailment. It's nice to find people online to share our experiences with.

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hi  everyone on this topic,  [smile]   I am smiling because I am standing in line with a hammer incase you miss any bits.

the comment 'no-one else seems to notice or mind', but we actually  notice.

This is where we are different and notice everything!

Apart from ear plugs which I buy in bulk, and ear protectors ( the shooters type ),  I sometimes even carry a bite shield.  This is a mini version of a gum shield, as I have found at times, my jaw hurts from grinding or clenching my teeth at a situation, so to protect my teeth I just carry it.

I do find it so odd that I can be sitting with a group of people and then some thudding music base in the distance starts and I watch........  everyone seems oblivious and relaxed,  and my levels start rising. 

I think as the ET ( or one of those star wars films ) says,  'We are not alone'  and it does help to know that.  For a long time I thought I was just an impatient irritable type of guy.  It helped a lot knowing there was a cause.

cheers
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Hi BA and everyone,

Yes, it helps so much to know that others have this condition! Supermarket beeps are totally over the top some places. One checker told me they could turn them down, but then a different one, when I asked her to turn it down because I had really sensitive ears and it was hurting, told me she had to keep them loud, otherwise she might miss scanning something, and then my bill would be higher! I was silently saying that I wouldn’t mind that nearly so much as this torture. The checker had a loud voice, of course. I’m a stranger in a strange land now.
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Hi all
Grab a copy of this before I reinstall my PC.
http://107.191.56.241/hyperacusis.tar.gz 56.739694 mb
I cant even go into some shops.
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Hi all

funny story to lighten the mood for a moment.
I used to live in Singapore, and when we would go clothes shopping ( or cafe's ) my wife would go in first and say if it was ok to go in,  or go in and ask them to turn the music down first.

Then we went to this one clothes shop, it was quiet  yayyyyyyy [smile]    as we started talking the owner bent down and turned up loud music. 

We stared at her and asked ' what are you doing ???  we came in because it was quiet'

her reply was 'oh, you're a foreigner, I thought all foreigners like loud music '

the sad part this is the mentality across Singapore,

The Watson chemist mentality over there was loud blasting music at the door and inside.  When we asked why?   they said 'it attracts people'    the shop was empty, we asked 'who?'     dumbfounded look back.

Great country loved living there, but never without several sets of ear plugs.

BA
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