Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Decibels of Love

I have hyperacusis a condition that makes me particularly sensitive to noise.  I am a life long hyperacustic individual.  In many ways noise is my pleasure and my nemesis.  I wish I could explain it but it is hard to do so when I do not know another way of hearing. 

Am I alone in this?  I know I am not.  I am a friend of many who, like me, benefit from noise cancelling headphones.

I am a successful user of BOSE noise cancelling headphones. I am a clear beneficiary of their technology.  They allow me to participate freely in all of life's noisy glory.  I am not an anti-social person.  I am a social butterfly who must overcome many things to be part of the group.  Some days all it takes is a pair of noise cancelling headphone from BOSE; a magic solution to environmental sound pollution.

I am now a new big brother, my dream has come true; a new baby to share my life and love with.

I still have hyperacusis and babies still cry, but this is a cry I want to be near to.  I want to console him and make him happy not just love him when he is quiet.  Caring for him does not need to imply physical pain for me.  A pair of headphones a squeaky toy and all I experience are decibels of love. 

(This is not an ad, the author received no compensation for writing this, nor was it requested that he write it. He is an authentic BOSE noise cancelling headphones user). 


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  2. Alfonso my son who is also 11 struggles with high pitch noise. He often says "it hurts inside my head" while holding his ears and at times wondering why this is not the case for his brother. After many years I sat down and told him his diagnosis. It was the most amazing day of his life as he asked " there's others like me?" A year later he is passionate about becoming an electrical engineer not to just build robots or games but to create technology to help others like himself. Thank you for sharing such intimate struggles and showing the world the amazing person you are.