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Why does loud noise give me headaches?

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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
This is common: Many people with headache disorders are sensitive to loud noise. Loud noise can intensify existing headaches or cause new ones. The physiologic mechanisms are not fully understood. Changes in air pressure from sound waves is part of the cause but probably not the whole answer.

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