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The problem of tinnitus happens when our ears hair cells get damaged due to ototoxic drugs or loud noise, and the brain circuits do not receive the expected signal, stimulating abnormal activity in the neurons.
People notice their tinnitus problem in places with low external noise. About 10 percent of tinnitus patients cannot bear the sound due to its volume and seek professional help. There is no cure for tinnitus, though some minimizing is possible.
It is a good idea to minimize being around constant loud noise or use earplugs/earmuffs. For those who are experiencing tinnitus, the following options are worth noting:
People with misophonia are affected emotionally by common sounds like breathing, chewing — usually ones that other people don’t pay attention to. Common sounds triggers anger and a desire to escape. It affects some worse than others and can lead to isolation, as people suffering from this condition try to avoid these trigger sounds. People who have misophonia often feel embarrassed and don’t mention it to healthcare providers. Nonetheless, misophonia is a real disorder and one that seriously compromises functioning, socializing, and ultimately mental health. It can usually appear around age 12
White noise is the sound of all the frequencies that humans can hear and is at the same intensity, such as a fan or crashing waves.
Around the globe, millions of people are downloading white noise apps in the hope of getting better sleep at night. However, research suggests that they don't work and that they even may make things worse.
Misophonia is a neurophysiological condition where people have an excessively negative reaction to specific sounds, like slurping, humming, tapping, typing, or texting.
Misophonia means "hatred of sound" and people with this condition are aware of their overreaction, but can't control their reaction.