I have hyperacusis a condition that makes me particularly sensitive to noise. I am a life-long hyper acoustic 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.