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What to do if I can’t tolerate noise?

What to do if I can’t tolerate noise?

What to do if I can’t tolerate noise

If you find it hard to tolerate certain ambient noises (i.e., humming noise from air conditioning, electrical wires, Wi-Fi boosters, radiators, noises made by neighbours, and noises generated from sources which are situated far away from you), then it is likely that you are experiencing oversensitivity to noise. In individuals with noise-related distress, often there is a vicious cycle involving negative thoughts leading to negative emotions, and physical sensations related to noise.A specialised method of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) typically delivered by audiologists has shown to be effective in management of noise sensitivity.The CBT intervention for noise-related distress aims to break the vicious cycle by helping the individual to explore their negative thought processes and to modify them.

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