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Old 07-21-06, 08:40 PM
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It is very interesting to see so many ADD people who are hypersensitive. I too have a super sniffer, sensitive hearing, and startle easily.

I took my son and friends to see Independence Day for his birthday. In the scene where they are starting to dissect the "dead" creature, you see its appendages move, you know something is going to happen, you can feel it, you are ready for it... Then, BAM, it hits the window. I jumped out of my seat screaming. Everyone else in the theater was just sitting there calmly watching the movie.

My son and his friends still laugh about it.

One question about hearing. I can hear all sorts of little noises and far off things but I have a hard time figuring out lyrics to songs and often miss or don't hear dialogue on TV programs. Any input?
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One question about hearing. I can hear all sorts of little noises and far off things but I have a hard time figuring out lyrics to songs and often miss or don't hear dialogue on TV programs. Any input?
My memory might be failing me (it often does) but for some reason HighFunctioning came to mind when I read that?

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One question about hearing. I can hear all sorts of little noises and far off things but I have a hard time figuring out lyrics to songs and often miss or don't hear dialogue on TV programs. Any input?
My memory might be failing me (it often does) but for some reason HighFunctioning came to mind when I read that?
I'm sure your memory isn't failing you this time. I've mentioned this before, relating to APD (auditory processing disorders). Those with APD/CAPD (whatever you want to call it) have difficulty with decoding spoken words, have hypersensitive hearing (overamplitude), slow processing speed, etc. Auditory processing run along a continuum, and one would have to have a significant impairment in order to get a diagnosis, but that is the heart of the matter. Auditory processing issues seem to be somewhat common around here, but we haven't had a poll in quite a while.
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Thanks Highfunctioning-I will check that out. There seems to be a name for everything.

There is one for the very uncoordinated and clumsy-forgot what it is called. Someone here will know though.
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I'm sure your memory isn't failing you this time. I've mentioned this before, relating to APD (auditory processing disorders). Those with APD/CAPD (whatever you want to call it) have difficulty with decoding spoken words, have hypersensitive hearing (overamplitude), slow processing speed, etc. Auditory processing run along a continuum, and one would have to have a significant impairment in order to get a diagnosis, but that is the heart of the matter. Auditory processing issues seem to be somewhat common around here, but we haven't had a poll in quite a while.
Thanks HF I really am doubting my memory tonight. I am having a bADD day and that helped me. I also remember why I was foggy about this in the first place ugh! Hard to know when I am making sense or not!

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Although I have never attacked any one I have been known to spin around with my fist raised.
Wow !
Same here.
A fairly timid, but pleasant Indian colleague snuck up and dug me in the ribs from behind while I was standing watching something on a wall-TV.
I too, spun around with a raised fist - which must have been a bit intimidating, 'cos I'm a big guy.
I didn't hit him either - but he went running off to his superior and I was told I "needed to calm down".
Well, I'm a reasonably calm person (considering) - so that particular criticism didn't go down too well, lemmetellya.

My mum had a terrible apprehension of bursting balloons.
I don't have that - but a do JUMP pretty far if startled.

A weird and I feel, related upside to this attentional state is that when I'm tired to the point of unconsciousness while driving - no matter how many times I nod off, I ALWAYS wake myself within a split second ... always.
Indeed, I can even hear my consciousness switching on and off - I'm aware of all sound momentarily ceasing and then starting again.
Very strange to retain an awareness that continues to feed back to your thinking mind RIGHT TO the point of unconsciousness.
But that's only occurred when I've been sleep deprived on a daily basis for a number of weeks.
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The simple answer to this is YES!! and it's highly annoying!

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Could it be that everyone in this thread has Auditory Processing Disorder along with ADHD? I just read that up to 80% of people with ADHD also suffer from APD. My son was just diagnosed with APD, before this I never knew APD even existed. But one symptom of APD is intollerant of loud noises.
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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

I've always been very jumpy ... you can be talking to me and jump or scream and I'll damn near **** my pants.
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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

I didn't really become aware of my startle reflex and issues with noise etc until kids came along. Random crashes, thuds etc and its like my brain rings like a bell, I can almost feel the reverberations in my skull. And as for wailing kids.....I have to leave the room.

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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

I jump like a little chihuahua sometimes when I am over sensitive
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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

yah, a sudden noise will make me jump.

When my hyperacusis was acting up a sudden noise would completely disorient me.

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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

I do not startle easily to noise but do to touch. I am very sensitive to touch and it makes me jump a mile when someone touches me and I did not expect it.
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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

If there was one thing I could change in my life, it would be this!

The most annoying thing about it is how it affects watching movies. Sometimes i can't take it and fast forward to see if there is anything to make me jump.

The actual startling sucks, but the anxiety that lingers while preparing for it is even worse.
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Re: High Startle Reflex Anyone?

not all the time...but sometimes Ive come close to hitting my head on the ceiling .....
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