Is Therapy Necessary For Sufferers Who Are Sensitive To Voice?
I often feel disturbed if there is excessive noise. Different from listening to loud music. Sometimes the sound of footsteps from the top floor, drops of water from the tap, or the sound of people talking from a distance (on average when the atmosphere is quiet). Is it reasonable as long as it doesn’t bother me excessively or does it need therapy?
Hello Firda, Thank you for the question.
Your complaint is known as misophonia. Misofonia is a condition when someone reacts / is more sensitive to certain sounds that cause the person to feel disturbed. Not infrequently, the sounds that are felt to be disturbing by the person are actually sounds that are not disturbing to others such as the sound of breathing, the sound of someone eating, the sound of people yawning, or the sound of rain. These sounds can trigger flight-or-fight reactions in the body with symptoms such as palpitations or excessive sweating. Flight-or-fight reaction is the normal reaction of the body in the face of threats / stress from outside the body, which is in the form of avoiding (fighting) or fighting (fighting) the threat / stress, which causes the body to activate the nervous system and hormonal system which causes the appearance of several symptoms. In addition to palpitations and excessive sweating, a person with misophonia can experience discomfort, nervousness, stress, fear, anger, irritation, and even depression. The cause of misofonia is not known with certainty.
As long as you don't feel disturbed in the sense that you still feel you can control your disturbance and can still move normally, you can still monitor this complaint first. You can try to overcome this condition by using earplugs or distract yourself by listening to music using earphones. However, if this condition causes you to panic / worry excessively, stress excessively, or even to depression, please you immediately seek medical help by consulting a doctor further.
Hopefully this information is useful.