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Noise sensitivity.... (or anyone with this)
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Hal/WA are you around?    Posted 09-20-2002 at 13:02:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Say, I don't have Meniere's, but noise is sure a
problem for me. The quietest places I have found
(Besides the country) are libraries, and outpatient surgical units. (They don't have
radios going!) Looking for a quiet place to be
employed part-time, (but would pass out as a nurse!) Any ideas? (The local library has no
openings right now.)


Hal/WA    Posted 09-21-2002 at 16:05:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yeah, I'm still here. With my foam earplugs in at the Pacific Science Center with my grandsons. I don't know what I would do without them--any loud sound really hurts if I don't have them in. If you have not tried them, I would suggest it.

As far as quiet jobs go, There are probably some research jobs and computer jobs that you might have a little more control of the sound, especially if you can do them from your home computer. A friend of mine had a large bookkeeping business that she ran from a room over her garage. But how to get such a job, I don't know.

A good ENT specialist should be able to diagnose Meniere's Disease. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a positive "cure" for it. So you adapt, as I have with the earplugs I have on my person at all times. They tell me that sometimes Meniere's just kind of "burns out" after a while, and I hope I do better.

Good luck! Life goes on and you have no good choice but to go on also.


WallSal55    Posted 09-21-2002 at 19:15:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Foam earplugs go with me to every concert that we
attend because one never knows how loud they will
turn the speakers up, even for the country western
stars that come to the fairgrounds.

The last concert we took wax type ones--my husband
got them from a jobsite. They worked very well, too.
I will take your advice, and start packing them in my purse. I never know what type
of environment I end up in. Last night, I got
blasted by a speaker at the football game with
some music by ACDC!


Hal/WA    Posted 09-22-2002 at 23:52:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
I especially like basketball games, but I just about had to quit going to them before I started plugging my ears. Tissue works, but it is hard to get all the lint out of the ear canal. Cotton has the same problem and does not work as well as tissue. The foam plugs are the best I have found. I tried the wax ones, but they seem messy and really can only be used once. I use the foam plugs until they look dirty.

I find that it is the impact a sudden loud sound makes is what really causes me pain. Clapping, yelling and whistles can be dampened with the foam plugs and I can still sort of carry on a conversation at games.

I hardly ever go to movies in the theater any more. They insist on making them so extremely
loud that I have a hard time enjoying the show. When they come out on video, I can control the volume to a reasonable level. And I have better seating... I must be getting old! It used to be fun to go to the movies.



Les...fortunate    Posted 09-20-2002 at 17:20:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only when it comes to a lot of what passes for music these days |:^(


Ana (I have this too!)    Posted 09-20-2002 at 16:00:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
And I hate to tell you, but it seems to get worse as you get older. I am especially sensitive to certain high-pitched sounds, but the doctor told me that there is very little that can be done about this except to learn to live with it. Use ear-plugs, avoid bad situations, and ask people for some cooperation. Usually people are not sympathetic though. It helped me a lot just to know that there is such a thing. As far as a job, I work in a book store. :) Work with the deaf (sign language). How about something with computers?


WallSal55 - - Thanks    Posted 09-20-2002 at 16:25:03       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bookstore sounds great, a movie theater, perhaps? This brainstorming is fun!


DeadCarp    Posted 09-20-2002 at 13:47:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
You could be our church secretary - minute the sermon starts, even the wimmenfolks doze off. Naw that wouldn't work - the pastor's still yakking. Maybe we could rearrange things - dya like hymns? :)


June in SD    Posted 09-20-2002 at 13:41:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Have you considered a job with fish and game in your state. You might have to relocate but might want to consider it for the sound problem. Or there are fish hatcheries, they are quiet. Maybe a farmer is looking for someone. OR Consider headphones playing white noise. I have a CD which plays rainforest sounds. Another plays ocean sounds which are much more soothing than the sounds of an industrialized world. You might consider ear plugs.
Hope this helps give you some ideas.


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