Care recipient (cr) exhibits sensitivity to noises that seem tolerable to others in the same area information the cr may have a different sensitivity to sound levels or even to different sounds such as someone chewing gum or tapping fingers on tabletops if the cr is suffering from a type of noise anxiety sounds may seem to be amplified to him or her the cr may feel that the noises are being done deliberately to annoy or upset him or her and this may bring on frustration and agitation often even the absence of sound will cause stress and intense behavioral reactions

Try: Try to identify which sounds or lack of sounds actually triggers the anxiety or frustration if it is a loud sound try headphones with soft soothing music if the sound is a certain repetitive sound such as street noises lawn mowers sounds of kitchen utensils or background noises in other rooms try a sound machine that emits a constant sound or white noise

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Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological

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Keywords: Compulsive behavior

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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