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Baby_Cactus

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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…

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    • Neya

      422d

      @DarcyD That’s how I felt as well

    • DarcyD

      684d

      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.

      • Neya

        422d

        @DarcyD That’s how I felt as well

    • MPaulahCastro

      684d

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

    • Seeking

      684d

      I hear my name being called

      • Schaeffer

        684d

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

    • zahavah

      684d

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

    • Schaeffer

      684d

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

      • Seeking

        684d

        @Schaeffer thank you for that wonderful article.

      • Baby_Cactus

        684d

        @Schaeffer thank you!!!

        • Schaeffer

          684d

          @Baby_Cactus happy to help. You’re definitely not alone!

    • Schaeffer

      684d

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

    • 0_Shinigami_0

      684d

      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

    • fxrest.faxrie

      684d

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

    • vickielove

      685d

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

    • GreenBoyTag

      685d

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

    • BHC

      685d

      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

    • lavendergal

      685d

      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! 🤗

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