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Sensitive Ears
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KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 07:19:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
I unfortunately inherited my Mamas ears. We can both hear pitches that others can't hear. We will be sitting around, and she will ask "Did you hear that?" I will say yeah. She will say that Daddy can't hear it, whatever "it" may be.

I have been awakened on more than one occasion by this horrible low pitched booming. This morning, it woke me up at 7:10 am. After going to bed at 2 am, I was not happy. Ian came home from work at 7:30 am, and I had him sit down next to me on the couch and see if he could hear it, but he couldn't.

This low booming sound is obviously somebody's stereo. The weird thing is, it needs glass to reverberate off of for me to hear it to the point of it hurting my ears. So, inside the house, I can hear it, I went and got in the truck, windows rolled up, I can hear it. Windows rolled down, I went all over the neighborhood, thinking if I got close enough, I would find the source of my pain. I couldn't find the noise. Ian says I am going to have to get some ear plugs. I can hear it right now. Its more of a feeling than a noise, it is so low it vibrates inside my ear, and is uncomfortable. Anybody ever experience that kind of thing? If I find the person playing that boom box, I am gonna drive my foot right through that woofer, I can tell you that!

The only other thing I can think it is, is traffic, semis going by on I75, but I am not that close to the highway, am I? I just want it to stop. I can't find the source though. :(

I will be so glad when we move out, I won't hear any more weird booming noises.

RayP(MI)    Posted 04-07-2004 at 19:04:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, even though my ears have taken a pounding from JD tractors, industry, and all that, I still have problems with certain sounds. High pitched sounds like tv receivers, will drive me from any appliance store, or appliance section of a department store. Then there's the boom-boxes - another vehicle near me in traffic with one of those things going will literally make me sick to my stomach. How those drivers can stand to be in their vehicles is beyond me! When I lie down at night I often hear my own pulse as a pulsating rushing sound. Conversation in noisy environments is almost impossible. I have to have the speaker looking at me, and speaking carefully, something kids often don't do. Few days ago I was teaching a class with a couple deaf kids in it. Their interpreter was signing my lecture, as well as mouthing her words. Suddenly, I looked straight at her, stopped in mid-sentence, and said, "That's not what I said!" I'm afraid a hearing aid wouldn't help - just drive me bonkers!

Ana    Posted 04-07-2004 at 17:02:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
Oh, I know exactly what you are talking about! That's me too. We had to change churches because the little church where we were going caused me so much pain (loud singing, loud electric piano, and two women that sang off-tune high notes that could literally make me sick to my stomach). I tried cotton in the ears, etc, then finally just gave up and moved. I'm particularly sensitive to certain high-pitched sounds. I also have sensitive smell---my husband calls me a hound-dog. But the noise problem is NOT funny, is it?

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 17:17:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Not to sound racist, but we have SO many blacks that have moved in over the years, so it seems around here you can't escape a BOOMING noise. They want to play that rap rap, with the fool language and the booming, and it hurts my ears, maybe it is making me sick. My daughter hates it too. I told her just now that if it was legal I would take a shotgun and blow out their tires as they drove by, bet they wouldnt drive by here again.

Deaf    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:33:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
My daddy didn't hear a lot of things either.

Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:00:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Kelly 7 or 8 of the voices in my head are telling me in very high pitches not to ask this question. But, I just got to know, do you ever find yourself laying your head back on your shoulders, with your eyes raised to the heavens and howl at the moon when ever a fire engine sounds its siren. If so, your hearing may be perfectly normal. It's your pedigree that's in question.......LOL.....gfp

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:10:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROFL! Are you ensenuating(sp?) I have canine in me? Thats okay, I can smell things others can't smell, too. Maybe thats why Tip and I click so well together, after all, a border collie is closest to the wolf in instinct, thats why she makes such a good chicken herder. :) You need to take some meds for those voices, sounds crowded in there, lol!

No,    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:24:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not insinuating that you're anything other than a very nice person. If I had to choose the nicesest one at CL, I have to say you would surely fall within the top 4 or 5. It's just that the debel made me do it and I couldn't resist the compelling chance.......gfp

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:28:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Huumph....sounds like a slow back-pedalling ta me....course you ain't young enuff to move fast anymore are ya?:^)

Alias    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:33:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
Naw my fast dayz is gone. Went to the dr's to get refitted for some of those zip-up, high dollar, compression stocking, yesturday. I know now what it means to be too slow to get out of my own way........gfp

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:35:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well if yer outside this summer and ya can move fast enuff to beat the sunburn then you ain't slow yet.... :^)

Look Out!!    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:08:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yer gettin inta skillet territory!! LOL!!!

Clipper: LMAO!!

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:11:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nah, it takes a lot more than that to offend me. You'd have to hit ME with a skillet, then you'd be in trouble! Glad y'all are here, I was beginning to wonder where everybody was! I should be doing chores, but I just haven't got to it yet.

Clipper    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:16:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm busy in the Shop with Easter haircuts but I get time enuff to that the pooch knows how to sweep the floor fer me... :^)

screaminghollow    Posted 04-07-2004 at 07:58:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
My sympathies are with you. I can hear some frequencies which my wife and kids can't. Particularly, some higher pitched noises from electronics. Some peoples voices grate on me terribly, even though they are not speaking very loud. When my wife wants to emphasize a point in her conversation, her voice rises in pitch slightly, and even though it isn't necessarily louder, it can hurt my ears.
Another peculiar thing is how some folks notice smells other people don't notice. When I was younger, I could smell a rabbit, if I was within twenty or thirty feet of it. (I went to an office in DC years back and mentioned to the receptionist, that it was wierd, but it smelled like a rabbit was there. One of the secretaries came upon a nest, in her flower garden, with a baby rabbit and brought it into the office so she could feed it with an eyedropper during the day. Over the smell of the perfume, carpet, etc, I could still smell that rabbit.)

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 09:06:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Sorry your ears are sensitive, but glad to hear from someone who understands. I have a good sniffer also. When people walk into my house, they are amazed that there is no smell of animals, even though I have birds, chickens in a brooder, a dog, 2 cats, fish, and iguana, she is outside right now, but still. I can't stand even a whiff of poo or pee or anything unpleasant. I clean the litter box, cages, brooder, almost every day. I burn candles, deoderize furniture, keep the dog washed. When my daughter comes home from spending the night off with the friend down te street, she has to shower and strip all clothes, because she smells like an ashtray. So, anyway, guess we are just sensitive people. :)

steve19438    Posted 04-07-2004 at 13:30:05       [Reply]  [Send Email]
my sister in law keeps her house so clean that most of the family feels uncomfortable in it. sounds like you may be a little compulsive.
years ago i had a ringing in my ears and one day i read an aricle about hearing. one of the things it mentioned was a diet heavy on processed meats. i stopped eating things like lunch meat, bologna. etc. and the ringing went away!!!! FWIW

KellyGa    Posted 04-07-2004 at 17:00:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you saw my house sometimes, you wouldn't think I was onsessive compulsive, lol! I don't worry near as much as I used to. I used to have to run around picking up somebodys cup to wash it right after they were done. It takes a miracle to get things done around here now. The meds help me to relax and not worry about the little stuff, I just don't like bad smells. :) Oh, and I know what you mean about somebodys house being like a museum, believe me, we LIVE in our house. Everybody feels at home, and I have been told so, in my house. :) I did used to be OC though, at least I thought so.

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