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Eliese

867d

Hi so, I was just recently diagnosed with autism and I was wondering if anyone else has trouble with multiple noises going on at once? I feel overwhelmed by lots of auditory sensations. I used to think I just had anxiety but I suspect it has something to do with the autism diagnosis. Any feedback helps :)

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    • Teriyaki9Chicken

      76d

      When I go to public places e.g. shopping malls, I feel myself overwhelmed with so much noises, so I would just cover up my ears, use headphones, or find a quiet corner to calm myself down. Hope that helps! ❤️

    • Teriyaki9Chicken

      76d

      When I go to public places e.g. shopping malls, I feel myself overwhelmed with so much noises, so I would just cover up my ears, use headphones, or find a quiet corner to calm myself down. Hope that helps! ❤️

    • Syd.The.Space.Sloth

      867d

      I have these noise cancelling earplugs that help, called Loops. Theyre small so I can take them anywhere and not really noticeable

    • Bijoux_bean22

      867d

      That’s called sensory overload. It happens to lots of people and is totally normal. Autistic people experience it more. Noise cancelling headphones or ear plugs can help. Sometimes taking a break somewhere quiet helps, it really just depends on the person.

    • lvflute

      867d

      Oh yes!! My biggest one that I experience is in the kitchen. Someone is talking, someone is crinkling a food wrapper, and the TV is going as well ☺️

    • BanderSnail

      867d

      I used to think my sensory overwhelm was anxiety too! I have a really hard time when there's a lot of sounds going on so I usually take my headphones everywhere. I also got the loop experience earplugs but I don't like that they make it so I can hear my breathing loudly.

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