Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Too Loud

Like her brother, she is very sensitive to sound. Loud, high pitched, sudden and unexpected noise is way too much for her. She doesn't cope with loud busy places, storms or even a sudden loud knock on the door. Even everyday sounds like vacuums and hair dryers are impossible for her to bear. We have two inside dogs so need to vacuum a LOT, but the tears, screams and biting didn't make for a fun time for anyone. We knew from her brother that earmuffs would help, we also knew that like her brother she is touch sensitive and it would be a while until she would tolerate the earmuffs. She was Not At All Keen to try them but is finally at an age (3.5) that we were able to explain it would be better for her to wear them (well, that and a bribe to initially get them on!)

And thankfully, she felt for herself how much better it was to have them on when something loud is happening! She still doesn't love the feeling of them and is quick to pull them off when it's quieter, but being able to get around without assault to her ears outweighs that and she is better able to cope with so many more things with them on!

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