Noise sensitivity

My almost 3 yr old has overly sensitive hearing. What kinds of therapies or activities can i do with her to get her more accustomed to noise?.. wind, click of a doorknob, unlocking of a car scares the heck out of her...


(we dont have an OT and at this point it is not an option..im her OT)

thanks

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Jul 11, 2010
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Auditory Defensiveness
by: Anonymous

My kids' OT told me that listening therapy is pretty much it as far as treatment.

My kids both fight wearing the headphones, but will do it for their OT without blinking. Could you try to have someone else tell your child to put them on, someone your child wouldn't say no to?

I'm starting to look into hyperbaric oxygen therapy, but it's an even more expensive (much more expensive) therapy, and I don't know yet if it works specifically for auditory defensiveness. All I know is my daughter's symptoms are getting worse, and I really need to figure out what's going to work for her.

Good luck, and don't get discouraged!

Jul 11, 2010
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by: Anonymous

thanks for the advice. we were doing the listening program but my daughter wants noting to do with those headphones now so we are kinda at an impass. we had tried anything to get her to wear them but she doesnt like them on her head anymore..her head is super sensitive these days..

i just read about the defensiveness today.. i was wondering if there is any other way besides the headphones and cds.. the headphones are $150, i dont know how much the cd's are

Jul 10, 2010
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Auditory Defensiveness
by: Anonymous

What you're describing is auditory defensiveness. It's treated with listening therapy, but that entails buying expensive special headphones and CDs--you don't just listen to normal music, it's specially recorded for this condition. But the different CDs/music are used for different problems, so I don't really know that it's something you can figure out on your own?

This is the program my kids use: http://www.vitalsounds.com/

It helps both of them, not just with auditory defensiveness, though that's my daughter's big problem.

Jul 06, 2010
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I had oversensitive hearing
by: Anonymous

Hi, i had oversensitive hearing when i was young. I couldn't even flush toilets it was too loud and scary. My mother took me to a place that does auditory training and it worked for me. Try maybe having your child listen to music on an ipod and gradually increasing the sound? Maybe that would work. I remember i did something with music. Make sure to ask your doctor if that would be okay to do.

Apr 21, 2010
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Noise sensitive
by: Leandrea Wadford

Hi I am a mother of two My oldest is Brandon and youngest is Devin,ages 5 and 2. My oldest was diagnosed with Autism a couple of years ago while the youngest has not been tested as of yet.Brandon is very smart but learn at a different pace as others,Devin is very smart but still learns at a faster pace as his brothers, but not as fast as a normal three year old.They both are very sensitive to noise like Hair cuts they will scream until they make them selves sick.

Anything like a race car or motorcycles,Trucks that are loud and many other things with loud sudden noises.Brandon is ok with most of it except haircuts and chairs and beds that move by electricity. Devin however is terrified of anything they both hate the dentist because the chair is electric,he also screams and freaks out over haircuts,elevators and public restrooms that are high pressured toilets.Devin I think has some type of disorder and Brandon but I think it calms slowly down as they get older.

Was looking for any info on this subject and would appreciate.You can reach my email at zachbagans_girl@yahoo.com Thanks

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