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Why do loud noises frighten me?

Increased startle: Sometimes an increased startle response can be related to anxiety, previous trauma and may be a feature of post traumatic stress disorder. ...Read more

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I have stafy noise all the times ?

I have stafy noise all the times ?

Time to see a doctor: It is not normal to have a stuffy nose all the time. Many people get allergies, colds, sinus infections, etc., but not "all the time". A primary care doctor or an ENT (otolaryngologist) can evaluate to see what the problem is, and start some treatment. Some people have a deviated septum. Other people may have non-allergic rhinitis, where they seem to have nasal allergies but are negative on tests. ...Read more

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Why am I so sensitive to noise?

Noise snesitivity: Sensitivity to noise can be normal or could be due to issues affecting the nerve or muscles controlling the bones in the ear. See a regular doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How does a white noise app work?

How does a white noise app work?

White noise: It produces white noise, which is noise just below the threshold of what we usually hear. It can be used to help muffle noise, so you can sleep. It also can help people who have ringing in their ears. ...Read more

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Why does my thyroid makes noises?

Why does my thyroid makes noises?

???: What noises are you referring to? The thyroid sits low in the neck and does not make any sound other than sometime increased blood flow can be heard in an enlarged thyroid but not by the ear alone. If concerned get checked out. ...Read more

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Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Can loud noises hurt my unborn baby?

Unlikely to be a pbm: Your unborn baby is protected from the loud noises of the world by a wall of water. S/he does hear heartbeats & bowel sounds all the time & may hear outside music or noise;however, the buffering done by the water is quite protective. ...Read more

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How can you sleep through loud noises?

How can you sleep through loud noises?

Good question: I live near an airport and wear earplugs at night because I am sensitive to the noise. It helps to some degree. There are machines that produce white noise that may help or make your own (turn on a fan, listen to music). Make sure you are nice and relaxed before getting into bed. Take a bath, drink some sleepytime tea and try to take your focus away from the noise and count those sheep! ...Read more

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How do I know if I have noise anxiety?

How do I know if I have noise anxiety?

Anxiety: No idea what noise anxiety is but it could be a sensory issue. Try checking out sensory integration issues online to see if that fits. ...Read more

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Whats that noise when i lay on a pillow?

Whats that noise when i lay on a pillow?

Is there: A deflation sound when pressure from your body forces air out of it? ...Read more