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    Kirsty

    I’ve always struggled with sounds – eating & drinking sounds, heavy breathing, snoring, loud tv through the wall, birds tweeting, certain voices & the list goes on. I moved house over a year ago now and I have noisy neighbours who have the tv on loud and talk loud enough for me to be able to hear them. It’s effecting me so bad and my partner struggles to understand it which causes arguments between us. The noise from them on a night is so bad in our bedroom and my daughters bedroom that I can’t even read my daughter a bedtime story in her room. I’m past myself trying to think of what to do to make this go away. It’s ruining my life. I’ve tried ear plugs, putting fingers in ears, turning my tv up, I’ve approached the neighbours and they’ve ignored me.

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    Hannah

    Hi Kirsty,

    I feel your pain so acutely.

    We had new neighbours move in a couple of weeks ago and I’ve been on the verge of losing the plot ever since. They talk very loudly and they play music that I can hear too. I think they could be a lot worse, and we do live in a terrace, so I’m trying to treat it as my problem rather than theirs. Since we can’t really change other people, only control how we react. Do you know what I mean? But it feels impossible.

    I have OCD and I do think for me this is a new obsession the OCD bully has latched onto. But, at the same time, I don’t think someone would have to have OCD (or Misophonia)to be bothered by it. Which makes it tricky, and messes with my head.

    Noise has always been an issue for me too. Noise cancelling headphones have been a blessing and a curse. At the moment it’s not an exaggeration to say I wear them almost 24hours a day, which isn’t healthy. I’ve felt shaky since they moved in and have several panic attacks.

    Have you had any respite since you posted?

    Hope to hear from you,
    Hannah

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