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An_256820 posted:
I have high functioning autism. With that i have hypersensitive hearing and sudden loud noises bother me i.e. fireworks, thunder etc. Is there anything I can do to block the noises so i can enjoy firework shows for example.
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birdyg1rl responded:
I also have high functioning autism. My hypersensitive senses keep me from going to graduations, fireworks and sometimes even grocery stores. I can spot a person whose been smoking a mile away and if they come near me I choke and have to
get fresh air then I end up leaving. I have tried ear plugs at
fireworks but the sudden white flashes of one will give me lots of anxiety like flickering lights. Being this way since birth, I
would scream and cry till I vomited. Every year growing up I
wrapped myself in a blanket(head and all) then rolled up
under my moms chair whimpering the whole time. To this day
as an adult I don't even think of July 4th as a special day.
People and siblings would always say to "quit being a cry
baby" or they try to scare me under the blanket. If they only
knew! Ignorance......


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