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Old May 10th, 2017, 02:27 AM   1
Mrs Dragonfly
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Hating sounds?


Of course I've never been a big fan of hearing people eat, like talking with their mouthful or anything. But with my grandfather moving in with us I swear I can hear him chewing rooms away and it sends me into absolute disgust. I have to play music once DH and LO go to bed because my grandfather is snacking all night long and all I can hear is his goopy chewing and it makes me gag and get irritated. Does anyone else have a sudden irritation to certain sounds?

I'm also more jumpy lately. Like DH dropped a pot lid on the floor and I could have jumped through the roof, normally I'm not like that.



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 13:49 PM   2
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I haven't noticed that I'm more bothered by sounds now that I'm pregnant, but I'm am extremely sensitive to (and disgusted & enraged by) particular noises just chewing. Sounds like I'd be feeling exactly the same way with your grandfather situation!

Funny story, actually, but OH just discovered yesterday that I like peanuts. He had no idea because he's never seen me eat them before, and he usually buys roasted peanuts in a jar when we get our weekly groceries. I realized I've been subconciously avoiding those peanuts because of the sound the jar makes. It's not that OH is overly loud with them (and I've slowly managed to train him out of most of his bad table manners), but my mother's former boyfriend from a few years ago was an absolute pig, and he would snack on peanuts out of a glass jar for hours on end. If you were on the same floor, you could hear it. He managed to make peanuts sound wet. And between every disgusting mouthful, you'd hear them slide around as he tipped that jar. The sound of the nuts sliding in the jar is now so firmly associated with his disgusting eating sounds that I haven't eaten peanuts out of a jar since.



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 14:03 PM   3
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Omg there are no words how terrible that sounds. My grandfather complains that everything is "dry" so he smothers everything with some type of condiment - either ranch dressing or mayonnaise so when he eats it's just the most annoying and disgusting sound you've ever heard. I went and told him he was eating too loud and closed his door last night. I had my music up but all I could think about was how I could still hear it! Ahhh!

So good to know I'm not alone with the rage that comes from chewing. What's weird is I don't notice my husband chewing loudly, and our toddler who loves to show us what's in her mouth doesn't bother me either - just my grandfather...



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 14:56 PM   4
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ahhhh I have this now! I feel like killing anyone who eats next to me! Like right now my boyfriend is eating crisps and I want to go to bed instead of hearing it!



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 15:22 PM   5
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Ugh, yes! There's a pair of coworkers at my work who split an entire family sized bag at lunch almost every day. They tear the bag open completely and lay it out between them like a plate, then bite through fistfulls of about 20 at a time. They're the reason I bring headphones and a laptop or tablet so I can fire up music or a YouTube video and drown them out. Then inevitably a friend comes in on break and wants to chat, and I have to pull an earbud back out to hear them...



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 15:34 PM   6
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I work with a terrible chewer too. The worst is apples. I've never heard anyone eat an apple as noisily as her - the crunch, the slurp, the open mouth. Agh! And she eats at least two per day! When I was at the worst of my morning sickness, I found it unbearable. I had to wear headphones! Grim!



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 17:10 PM   7
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I was soooo bad with sounds last pregnancy. Any off-tempo dripping, or clicking, or tapping drove me insane.
I'm still a bit sensitive to it this pregnancy, but it's been better...it eased off a little a while after giving birth! Hope it gets better for you, it's really frustrating!



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 18:42 PM   8
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Ooo im normally like this, vut my pregnancy has ramped it up a bit. My two older girls even drive me crazy some times (usually they don't). When my oh brings a snack to bed! Arg! Hes not loud but hes too close I can hear him eat. Lol i even drive myself crazy! Things that you cant help be loud (potato chips, and the sound of me eating apple pie?) I dont get angry like with other people but i notice it more and cant believe how loud it is lol!
Luckily my OH is very good about it and my children I can tell them haha.. Ive had my DNA tested for traits, etc (23 and me. Com) I have the dna trait for being annoyed/angry about loud eating lol. Its a real thing!



 
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Old May 10th, 2017, 21:11 PM   9
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Haha I forgot what this is called, but my mom has always had it.

For what it's worth, I'm usually sound tolerant. But I noticed since about 16 weeks that I'm really sensitive. Suddenly, I can hear the neighbors all the time and it pisses me off. I can't stand watching movies in the theater because it hurts my ears. Sometimes I want to punch SO because he's so effing loud when he talks I feel like he's screaming in my ear (he's not in the slightest)l I dunno if it's some sort of pregnancy hyper sensitivity trying to protect the baby, but yup. And my students. OMG they are so loud!!! AHHHH. haha Oooo or maybe it's an evolutionary thing. I read in "The Happiest Baby on the Block" that unlike other animal species human babies have to be loud to be heard by their moms who are often outside of the cave/are top of the food chain. As opposed to other animals who instinctively cry softly to avoid attracting predators. So our hearing may be getting heightened to help us respond to our soon to be crying babies?

In any case. I'm exhausted and everything annoys me hahaha



 
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Old May 11th, 2017, 11:51 AM   10
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It's called misophonia. My mother, sister and I all have it. You can be genetically programmed to have it, or it can develope along side anxiety disorders.



 
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