My daughter had been aware of my sensitivity to sound for some time, but of course it has been getting progressively worse. When we would be in the car, I could only tolerate the radio to be barely audible, and even off if certain music or commercials were on. She knew that a lot of other sounds really bothered me, as well.
She was studying Psychology at the time and said she thought I might have “Hyperacusis”. I didn’t think much about it at the time, but of course, it has been getting worse. There are shops I need to go to now that about send me running and screaming out of the door. It’s all I can do to make myself go in, and try to remain calm and composed enough to get what I need and get the heck out. I have even ordered ear plugs to try and manage it. (Haven’t received them yet)
Then I started looking up “Hyperacusis” online a few days ago to see what it was and how I might deal with it. That led me to “Misophonia” and to a lesser degree, “Misokinesia”. Oh, my gosh! Not only is there a name for it, but there are other people with it, as well!
It’s not a cure, it’s not a way to deal with it yet, but it’s a start and it’s a relief!