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Did I just have an auditory hallucination? How can I tell?

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Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Reality testing

People who hallucinate experience what might appear to be sensory input when no source of the input is present.
The process of reality testing allows people to act like scientists to determine whether there is an objective source of the input or whether the apparent perception is self-generated. Examining sounds further might include comparing different sounds or asking others what they hear.

In brief: Reality testing

People who hallucinate experience what might appear to be sensory input when no source of the input is present.
The process of reality testing allows people to act like scientists to determine whether there is an objective source of the input or whether the apparent perception is self-generated. Examining sounds further might include comparing different sounds or asking others what they hear.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Ask another

If there is another person in the room, ask that person if they heard what you did.
If you are alone, and you experience hearing things in a room that should not be there, consider getting a psychiatric evaluation based on the symptoms you are experiencing.

In brief: Ask another

If there is another person in the room, ask that person if they heard what you did.
If you are alone, and you experience hearing things in a room that should not be there, consider getting a psychiatric evaluation based on the symptoms you are experiencing.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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