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saab1216

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This weekend I had a good time and only had a bad time with eating and television sounds. I went away to relatives and during the 5 hour drive,my sons ate in the back seat. This drove me to complete anger with every little smack of their lips. I felt really bad for my anger afterwards but things got better upon arriving. The kids and I went skiing/snowboarding at Swain mt. near MT. Morris N.y.(south of Rochester) Things went good all day. Occasionally there was a little loudness with the ski lift machine and the P.A. system outside the lodge. Well, The next day, my oldest son was cutting firewood with a gas powered chain saw outside. I wondered if I could tolerate it! I cautiously contemplated the idea. Well, I slowly approached the sound and realized that it wasn't as loud as I recalled last year with my horrible onset. I took the saw and cut several logs! To my surprise...Not Bad! It was a success! I then used my muffs to cover my ears and help with the rest of the load. It wasn't too smart to do but now I realize that my sensitivities have climbed into the highest range. Saliva sounds are annoying yet a screaming chainsaw has no affect!
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Congratulations on your success with the chainsaw.  Still, with decibels that high you might want to wear hearing protection if you use the chainsaw at all.  Remember effects can often be a delayed reaction.

As for the saliva and eating sounds, your reactions sound like misophonia to me.  How far are you from Baltimore, MD?

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Hi Paul,

That is great! To look back and see how far you have come is wonderful!

I agree with Ben - Keep in mind - there are situations in which even those without these challenges are advised to use hearing protection - and levels of sound that we  should protect our hearing from anyway - even if we have very high tolerances to sound.
But it is good to know you were were able to tolerate it..

And it sounds like you had a very good time  "playing" in the snow, with your kids
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The kids and I went skiing/snowboarding at Swain mt. near MT. Morris N.y. Things went good all day. Occasionally there was a little loudness with the ski lift machine and the P.A. system outside the lodge.....
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saab1216

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Yes, I do have Hyperacusis induced misophonia. It was last year when I could not drive or take a shower without ear plugs because all sounds were incredibly loud. Keys hurt...now they don't,Plastic bags hurt...now they don't, dog barking startled me, now it doesnt,truck brakes squealing hurt..now no more,sink water excrutiating...now a tiny bit of discomfort! Yes, there is hope in time!
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Dear Paul !  You seem to be totally cured from your hyperacusis - GREAT !!
But you wrote : I do have hyperacusis induced misophonia. Does that mean that you didn´t have any troubles with eatingnoises etc. before you got hyperacusis ? And in that case, do you (or anyone else) know why you develloped that ?  Just curious...

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saab1216

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Dear Violinist, I had perfectly normal hearing a year ago. I had no misophonia,hyperacusis and a very tiny bit of tinnitus. I never really paid attention to the tinnitus because it was barely audible. Today,I do suffer with irritating sounds from speech.Whether its the television,radio or some people, I hear every little nuance of their voice. With my wife it is the hissing of her breath as she speaks. I still have my life outdoors where things are less challenging. Being indoors I am always challenged with eating sounds,sniffing etc. How are things for you? p.s. I don't know why I acquired soft sound sensitivity. My guess is that it will eventually go away completely. It is the tip of the iceberg!(all that is left over!!!)
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Paul, glad to hear you're making progress!! That's nice you can get out and enjoy your family and stuff. I hope I can start do that more again in the near future.

Last summer I was surprised I could go outside and handle the mowers for a short time when they'd come to mow. Once while talking to the lawn mower guy, his helper came by with a loud leaf blower. It was pretty loud and downed out his talking, but didn't bother me.

I seem to be able to tolerate some loud sounds for a short periods. But, still have aversion that limits the length of time I can listen to most sounds regardless of sound level, since I had phonophobia in the past. 

These phobias/misophonias seem to take more time to overcome. But, overall I make progress with everything.

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saab1216

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I hope the best for you John,Part of the healing process comes when you can start enjoying life again.
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Great to hear friend
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