Catra, it may have been me that you got the ipod idea from. I cannot listen to music at all anymore - radio in the car, or stereo system in the home. When I was still working, a radio on several offices away would set me on edge. I hate the music they play in stores. I have had to leave a grocery and go sit in the car for a while in the quiet because of the sounds.
My ears constantly ring, I have had a nasty headache for 4 years now.
The pain/sensitivity from the RSD in my shoulder and neck go up the left side of my face. I don't know if that really makes the sensitivity to noise, or if it is just a "thing" with RSD, no matter where you have it.
I had to go to an ear doctor several years ago. I sat in a little booth with headphones on to take the hearing test. It hurt SO MUCH, I was sobbing - and finally just had to stop. They said they never had anyone do that before.
Last summer when we had the big power outage that lasted for days - it was hot out and I had the windows open. I thought I would actually go insane from hearing the neighbors generators. I live in the middle of no where, nearest neighbor is over 1000 feet from me. But, there's a big greenhouse business about half a mile away and they have HUGE generators.
When the electric went off, I was thinking - ahhh some real quiet! Nope, the noise was horrible.
Last edited by daylilyfan; 10-29-2012 at 12:08 AM.