I was told to record sounds my son is scared of

@maximax8 (28285)
United Kingdom
March 8, 2013 5:32pm CST
These are a hover at home, a hand dryer in a public toilet, a fire alarm at a hospital and noisy chit chat in a school dining hall. Then the lady said I could get him to play those sounds loudly and quietly. I could make fun games out of it. Due to his hydrocephalus he is afraid of many different noises. What do you think?
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@kaka135 (14099)
• Malaysia
9 Mar 13
I think it'd be better to check with the expert or doctor first before trying this method. It seems like your son is afraid of the loud noise, I am not sure if you record those sounds and play them softly will help. Also, the recorded sound may be different from the actual sound in the actual environment. Moreover, I am not sure if always listening to those noise will make your son more frightened, that's why I think it's still better to check with the expert first.
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@TriciaW (2441)
• United States
8 Mar 13
I would be concerned that he would be tramatized by the fact that they are all coming at him in one place. I would say slowly introducing them to him in a safe environment would be better. Perhaps you could go with him to school and sit with him until he is more at ease. As far as the hover at home maybe explaining to him what it is and why you use it then let him help you. A little at a time. The hand dryers for many young ones is very scary. Think about the fact of you walking into a place and having something over your head blowing a forcefull air at you that would make you a bit leary of it as well. I would talk to the professionals that have been working with him th longest and see what they say. I would just take it all slowly whatever you decide to do. I know my daughter used to be terrified of loud noises believe me parades were no fun with he at all. She is better now but things startle her easily. We did a lot of reassuring her that it was ok and we were there with her. I hope you find what works for him. Good luck!!
@stary1 (6622)
• United States
8 Mar 13
maximax8 I think it sounds like an interesting desensitizing method..but if I were you I would check with his doctor.. No doubt it would be great if you could help him over his fears and certainly what you have mentioned has been used for getting over fears..I wish you all the best! God Bless you both.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 13
If it helps him to overcome his fears, then that can only be a good thing my friend. Sometimes we can only accomplish and beat our fears by facing them, and only then came we get used to them and the fear will diminish.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
9 Mar 13
That is a good idea. The school lady wants him to realize that the sounds will not harm him and that they are only to give warning. I can understand why he might be afraid of a hand dryer, because I think he is afraid that someone might drop it into the toilet while it is still in. So maybe someone might show him that there is no electric plug in the actual toilet and that the cord would not reach, that would help.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
I think what the lady says could help. I don't know much about this sickness but since you have said that he's afraid of different noises, maybe by playing these sounds could familiarize him and gave assurance that there's nothing to be afraid of. I just hope too that he recovers from this sickness.
@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
9 Mar 13
My son is bothered by loud motorcycles, motors, sirens. He is really afraid of Santa in person. He loves to watch him on tv. He gets upset when people raise their voices to disagree and will have a fit on you.
• China
9 Mar 13
My friend,I hope you have good luck.Your son will face the painful,I think your son can pass the rough.Your son is angel on the world,let the angel grow up happily.your son's life will good in future.
• Jacksonville, Florida
9 Mar 13
My son is afraid of loud noises as well, public toilets, fireworks, hand dryers, the smoke alarm, my hair dryer, etc... He holds his hands over his ears. I should probably get him checked at the doctor for it, I just thought he might have sensitive ears but maybe it is something more? I don't know.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
9 Mar 13
Maybe this would really help him if he gets used to the sound. Repetition can be the answer to relieving him from anxiety over these sounds.
@ctryhnny (3463)
• United States
8 Mar 13
I think what she said could help as long as you don't play the sounds too loud. He just needs to know he's ok when he hears these sounds. Good luck