Conditions with symptom: 'hearing voices'
My son who is 13 years old has been having behavioural, social, communication problems since the age of 2. He has violent outbursts with no provication which can last for 3 hours. 2 weeks ago he had a break down and told his mum that he was and had been hearing voices telling him to break things. He is waiting for an evaluation but i was just wondering if he is diagnosed as being Schizophrenic how effective will any treatment be for someone his age.
After hearing tests I have been given hearing aids, which work quite well, but during the tests I had a bone conduction test which meant that I could hear everything loud and clear! Is this type of hearing aid not available on the NHS? Comments would be appreciated.
6yrs ago I sufferred a sudden hearing loss to 1 ear to which no cause could be found I have tinnitus in that ear but total loss of any other hearing therefore no aid can be used . My main problem is I cannot distinguish where sounds come from and am very wary of going out alone. A couple of weeks ago I had the same sensation in my good ear as when I lost my hearing in the other. I do have other medical conditions one that has affected my eyes and lungs . Would I be elligible for the operation that is featured on tonights show .
Hi There I have been a Meniers sufferer for about 8 years. This has left me with reduced hearing, for which I have hearing aids. I also suffer from Tinnitus and hyperacusis. The tinnitus manifests as a constant high pitch scream in both ears (about top C) that sounds like the screech when a child is first learning the violin. I have seen hearing therapists in two regions and the message is the same "it is something you just have to live with". I have tried noise generators, relaxation therapy and acupuncture but nothing helps. Is there no real help out there ? John
My mom is 62 years old and has a serious hearing problem. How can she get free hearing devices? Do South African government health facilities offer that? Please help.
Hello! i was born with a glu ear so my hearing is already effected, but recently in the past two years i've noticed that i get bouts of high pitched noise, i use to get it as a child but not as much, but i get it in bouts, its not all the time but it comes with ear ache as well...should i worry and get my hearing checked????
Even though you were born with your hearing affected I would still go and get ti checked as it sounds as if something is irritating it
I am 13 years old and I hear voices in my head but i know what the people look like. They have personalities etc and i can see them sometimes. they tell me to do things but I know that they're not real but i cant control them. Aah so confusing, any advice would really be appreciated! x
hi im 30 female and at the end of last year i lost hearing in my left ear when i went to the doctor he said it was a boil and burst it by the nest morning i lost my balance and past out i was taken to hospital and started having fits i was rushed in and had brain scan and tests i was in allot of pain now i am getting a green discharge and pain loss of hearing
I'm 16 and for a few years I've been having worsening problems with hearing voices, seeing people and paranoia. I hear people quite agressively shout my name in my ear & feel their breath on the back of me neck and a man who keeps whispering things to do with fishing which is really frightening when it happens. I've seen my late father standing outside my kitchen window and a random blonde girl who disappears after a second or so about 10 metres away from be, who just stares with a blank expression; my friend has looked at me weirdly and told me there was no-one there, which seemed like complete rubbish - it's really vivid and looks real. I'm constantly paranoid that people are trying to listen in on everything I say and are always watching me. I can't walk through my own house without checking I'm not being watched or followed, which isn't pleasant at all. Twice I've had really bad episodes where I've become really animated and shouted at my mum and step-dad to keep out of my room, blocking the door, window. The whole time I felt like they were going to attack me and steal me personal belongings; which is really unlike my naturally quiet/shy nature. Also I find it really hard to trust anyone and can't let myself think certain thoughts in case people hear them. I've blocked my webcam because I have a really nasty feeling that someone's watching me whenever I use my laptop. I've tried to tell my mum once but she told me to stop being stupid and telling people will make them think i'm mad. I think I might be going mad, can anyone help?
Have you talked to your doctor about this? I don't think paranoia is that unnatural with the way the world is. Mood swings could just be down to hormones. These can also be symptoms of other mental health problems such as depression. Don't worry that people might think you're mad. If you're mad you need help, but you won't get it if everyone around is in denial. I think your mum is scared that people will think badly of you and her if you have a mental illness, but there is nothing to be ashamed about, and it is better to get treatment to deal with the distressing feelings. You might be able to deal with some of the paranoia by reassuring yourself, and it would be helpful if your family and friends could support you in this. During times of extreme anxiety I think people do sometimes "see" things. Are you under a lot of pressure? School work can become too much pressure, or bereavement might make you vulnerable. Bereavement counselling might help. You seem very aware of your problems, and recognise that your behaviour and visions are odd. Psychotic people generally are not aware of this. Doctors are wary of pinning labels of schizophrenia on people; besides the stigma it is also difficult to know where one mental illness stops and another begins. You should seek help because you have a problem that affects your life badly, and it is unlikely to just go away without being addressed, but appropriate medicines, therapies and lifestyle can make a vast improvement.
I'm prone to ear infections (it seems my right ear takes more damage) and have the volume up on my ipod all the time. My parents have been warning me about tinnitus since I was complaining of hearing things in my ears a few months ago. My ears are very sensitive to loud noises and I've been getting a lot of headaches and earaches recently. I'm hearing things in my right ear, but the noise is rather quiet, yet it still causes me some discomfort. Is this tinnitus?
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