Ligyrophobia

The fear of loud noises.

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Description

Ligyrophobia, also known as phonophobia or sonophobia, is the irrational fear of loud noises. It can also be the fear of voices, or the fear of one's own voice.



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonophobia

http://phobias.about.com/od/phobiaslist/f/Fear-Of-Loud-Noises.htm

http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-loud-noises-phobia-ligyrophobia-or-phonophobia/

http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/ligyrophobia/

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Causes

Hyperacusis

Traumatic past experience associated with a loud sound

Part of the diagnosis of a migraine

Anticipating a loud noise

Symptoms

Dry mouth

Heart palpitations

Numbness

Heightened senses

Breathlessness

Dizziness

Muscle tension

Hyperventilation

Trembling

Catatonia

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Treatments

Discuss phobia with primary physician

Obtain referral for a mental health specialist

Talk therapy

Exposure therapy

Muscle relaxation

Hypnotherapy

Support groups

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (educating the so that he is informed about his phobia)

Desensitization Therapy

Deep breathing and visualization

Anti-anxiety medication prescription

Other Facts

Children are more likely to suffer from ligyrophobia because they are more sensitive to sound stimuli.


In extreme cases, the ligyrophobic may withdraw completely from all social contact in order to avoid noise.


The act watching a balloon being inflated beyond normal capacity can trigger an anxiety attack in a ligyrophobic.

Works Cited

Fritscher, Lisa. "Ligyrophobia: Fear of Loud Noises." About Health. About, 25 Nov. 2014. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://phobias.about.com/od/phobiaslist/f/Fear-Of-Loud-Noises.htm>.


"Fear of Loud Noises Phobia – Ligyrophobia or Phonophobia." Phobia List - The Ultimate List of Phobias and Fears. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://www.fearof.net/fear-of-loud-noises-phobia-ligyrophobia-or-phonophobia/>.


"Ligyrophobia." All About Counseling. Internet Brands, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014. <http://www.allaboutcounseling.com/library/ligyrophobia/>.

Works Consulted

"Phonophobia." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2014.