|Then. 11 years ago.|
There is a scientific term for this hearing sensitivity that makes it feel more legitimate. Have you heard of it? Misophonia
So, in order to survive my afternoon "quiet time" - when I'm trying to read or concentrate on something between homeschooling and evening activities - I need to block out as much sound as possible when I'm indoors*. (For some reason, when I'm outdoors, noises don't bother me, unless a big truck goes down the highway nearby. There's no mouse clicking, pencil typing or lights out by the pond, so that could be it. I also think the earth grounds me, and is calming to all my senses, and I like the sounds of birds and squirrels.) My quiet time comes when my son gets his own computer time, so that's when the incessant clicking starts. Yeah, its not a very big house, so I can hear it from anywhere. We recently got some noise-cancelling headphones and my husband put batteries in them and stuck them on my head one day when I was getting irritated. It did help some, and when I hooked them up to my phone for an audiobook, it was even better. Hooray!
|Now. Actually, about 15 months ago.|
I know I usually write about my son's sensory issues, but its time I admit that I have some of my own! My husband does, too, so all together we make an interesting bunch.
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