Hi. It’s Jenny at AnxietyBoss.com. Our question today is from Maria in New York. How can I get over my anxiety that I get because of loud sound or music or any loud pitch?
Well, many people with anxiety experience hypersensitivity to auditory stimuli or to put it simpler, anxious people don’t like sudden loud noises. If you’re anxious, your nervous system is more sensitive to stimuli. For example, loud noises, bright lights, or strong smells, unexpected touch, all of these things can be very jarring to someone with anxiety.
This is something to talk to a professional therapist about. Noise sensitivity is typically just one symptom of anxiety. Anxiety is very responsive to treatment and overall relief from anxiety will often produce relief from specific anxiety triggers such as loud noises.