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19 Mar 2003
Sensitivity to loud noises
My son is slightly low tone, has a little trouble concentrating because he easily distracted and is very sensitive to loud noises. Does this sound sensitivity have some significance. It is not an ear or hearing problem. Is there anything I should be aware or doing to help him?
Lyndz, it’s too non-specific a symptom to make a diagnosis on, but I suppose it is possible that it’s part of a neurological disorder. If you have already had his ears evaluated by an ENT specialist the next step would be to have him evaluated by a paediatric neurologist. Getting a formal evaluation by an occupational therapist is also a good idea. It’s difficult to say what to look for as I don’t really know how he is doing now. As a rule of thumb, if it doesn’t look right, it probably isn’t and the best would be to see your doctor. Good luck.
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