Baby_Cactus

233d

Does anyone else think they’re hearing things? Like alarms or buzzing from the phone or fire alarms in the distance or things like that. I feel like every time I’m in a quiet environment, my brain invents all this chaos. Once I stop whatever I’m doing to hear it, I can tell it’s not there, but it’s enough to peak my anxiety for a second and it’s just stressful and odd. Then I start to freak out thinking I’m starting to hallucinate sounds…

Anxiety (Including GAD)

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  • lavendergal

    233d

    this happens to me too! its like our brains looking for the familiarity/ “comfort” in our environments. it’s super hard but know you’re not alone! 🤗

  • BHC

    233d

    I hear a constant ringing in my ear. I always hear a phone buzzing though and it makes me check my phone and I see nth so I think I'm always tripping

    • MissWilwarin

      233d

      thinking that your phone buzzed has become pretty common. Definitely not tripping 😄

  • MissWilwarin

    233d

    I would go to an ear/nose/throat doctor because it may be something physical. I hear this high pitched nose sometimes and for a long time I thought I was insane. Then I went to the doctor and found out I had tinnitus.

    • Baby_Cactus

      233d

      I’m an audiology major and now I’m always wondering if I’m going deaf 💀 I’m getting a hearing test soon for class so I’ll just mention it then!

  • GreenBoyTag

    233d

    I hear a noise that sounds like the sound the old box TV's made when they were on. It's almost nostalgic.

  • vickielove

    233d

    I get the high pitch in my ear for like 4sec then it goes away

  • fxrest.faxrie

    233d

    Omg yes all the freaking time! 🤗 literally even me, being HOH I still hear it so it's exhausting lol

  • 0_Shinigami_0

    233d

    Yeah. It's extra weird bc I'm hyper sensitive to sound, so sometimes it's nothing and sometimes it's a small buzz a phone charger is making or something. I hate it

  • Schaeffer

    233d

    https://www.mindandsoulfoundation.org/Articles/486124/Mind_and_Soul/Articles/Anxiety_Fearing_Psychosis.aspx

  • Schaeffer

    233d

    That article is incredibly helpful. They’re called dysperceptions. I have em too. They’re totally harmless and this article explains why. Enjoy!

    • Baby_Cactus

      233d

      thank you!!!

      • Schaeffer

        233d

        happy to help. You’re definitely not alone!

    • Seeking

      233d

      thank you for that wonderful article.

  • zahavah

    233d

    I have auditory illusions a lot and it’s so embarrassing when I ask others if they hear it and they don’t

  • Seeking

    233d

    I hear my name being called

    • Schaeffer

      233d

      read the article I posted above. That’s super common. Nothing to worry about.

  • MPaulahCastro

    232d

    Omg, yes! I always hear buzzing and ringing on my ear!

  • DarcyD

    232d

    I have tinnitus - it’s when you hearing buzzing/ringing sounds often or constantly. I didn’t actually realize I had tinnitus my whole life until very recently because I always thought that it was just hearing electronics ringing at a low pitch in the room around me - and I usually only hear it when the room is quiet enough. I ran some experiments where I blocked out all sound or spent time in rooms without electronics at all and discovered that it definitely was coming from ME not from any external source of sound despite what I had always thought. So I recommend looking into “tinnitus,” especially because I think it also has links to anxiety.

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