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Since I’ve had H... I’ve tried to still be very social because I’m in college...also, it’s so hard to live without loving on people in my opinion. I love human interaction.. it’s been hard though, not going to lie... but ear plugs have made it a lot easier (musician). Somehow I even won freshman of the year at my school.. that truly meant a lot to someone struggling with H. Lately, my h hasn’t gotten worse though... do you think it’s because I’ve tried to keep my social life? Any advice? Does living a normal life help with desensitizing? Or hurt it? (A normal live with protection when in loud environments) certainly, I still don’t go to concerts, loud restraunts, now the lawn, etc with protections because it’s still loud. Would love to hear from some of you. This life is hard
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Hi
Sounds like you are doing ok
Invest in a pair of flesh coloured made to measure silicon est plugs, get them to trim them down really small but so they stay in easily.
Then be as social as life permits.
Good luck
B
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Hi
Sounds like you are doing ok
Invest in a pair of flesh coloured made to measure silicon est plugs, get them to trim them down really small but so they stay in easily.
Then be as social as life permits.
Good luck
B

Wow, thanks for the help! Where do I get these?
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Hi. Funnily enough find a business that specialises in hearing aids . They are used to making made to measure hearing aids for people who don’t hear well. Explain your need and they fit you up for tailor made silicon plugs.
They are usually hand made so explain they will need to keep trimming them down so they look very discreet , mine took two amendments and they work great
Hardly see them , work a treat, easy to clean and maintain.
I buy foam ear plugs in bulk but for business and socialising where I don’t want to appear with yellow or orange buds in my ears, these are great .
Good luck.
BA
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Try to live life fully and enjoy. It's not always easy, but it's the only way forward. Be careful around sounds when they are actually too loud. Custom made earplugs work well, I have them myself and if people notice it they never respond in a negative way and a lot of them admit they have some sort of hearing issues as well (It's surprisingly common).

Giving your auditory system adequate stimulus by being in normal situations with normal sound levels will help to desensitize, although it may take time and you may need to contact a specialist as well who can help you further.  I still listen to 'pink noise' on a regular basis and for the rest I try to just live my life (cautiously but not over doing it). A large part is the emotional battle, not being too scared around sounds and not obsessing too much. It takes time, but it gets better.

 

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