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David_Vance1983

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Hi everyone, hope you are all well!. 

I'm currently looking for an apartment / new place to live. I live in Toronto, Canada, a busy loud city and looking for somewhere quieter. What has everyone's experience with moving been like, what is considered a quiet place?. 

My guess is somewhere outside of a city, and not near noise. 

It's very hard finding when i'm on disability at the moment, and on a budget. 

Can anyone share any experiences, or offer suggestions / advice?. 


Blessings to all, thanks!. 

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janeygirl

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I'm afraid we've been there done that. Well it is hard to find something and things are very pricey out there. Not to discourage you, sometime when there is a medical issue involved, you do have to move. Are you wanting to rent or buy? Are there first time homeowner or rent assistance where you live or where you would like to live to assist? Are there agencies to help find someplace to rinse, that may be easier and to assign someone else to find something. Not everyone understands people like us and keep the stress down by not expecting them to "get it" but if I were in your shoes, and we have been, just describe in a few words what your ideal place is. Common alls like an apartment could bring problems or a condo, a single family home or cottage in a nice setting. It is often find it hard to find something unless you relocate out a bit which means it could be inconvenient but if you can handle that inconvenience and travel in to things and be in a place that people can still cone out and help you, then it may be worth the time. Otherwise, finding ways of masking the noises such as playing white noise or light music, trying to silence will actually increase your gain and make Hyperacsis worse. There are soundproofing materials which help reduce noise in homes where shared walls occur. For our home, we put in insulation and also triple pane windows and I ran white noise tapes. The other thing is have you considered going through the TRT program. I put mine off for years and am very glad I did that. I will never like being around a lot of noise because I think it's very unhealthy but I will say that it saved my life. Anyway, those  are some of my thoughts to start out thinking about, I hope it helps a bit.


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David_Vance1983

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Thank you so much for this!. I am looking for a place outside of the city of Toronto, but not to far as I need to travel back and forth for health reasons, I also have family who can help me back and forth. My ideal place would be a bachelor in a quiet building, not on a busy street. There are people who can send me housing adds (agencies), but they don't understand a "quiet" place. So it's very hard to describe what I am going through, and it's hard for them to exactly find what I need. Everyone's definition of quiet is not the same. I have been calling places, and asking them about the noise and most places get annoyed when asking such questions. I guess I just have to keep looking, and get other people to look for me as well - friends, family and agencies. I am always so fatigued, pained etc to look. I've been trying for 4 months now and still can't find the ideal place. Being on Ontario disability it's harder as well, because I am on a budget. I keep praying, and trying so I am hoping something pops up soon. I may need to do sound insulation and thick windows. Thank you so much for your input it means a lot!. 😉
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