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I’m still in a lot of pain from that.

Fortunately, I don’t seem to have anything broken, or to have concussions, and only seem to have moderate loss of motion in my good arm.

I was crossing the street on my way home, and instead went to the clinic and by a nearby bookstore before going home.

I am able to walk despite my injuries and the pain from my injuries. But I had to stop partway ‘cause of someone’s car alarm and the pain from their car alarm.

Why do neurotypicals make things so loud???

For me, the injuries seem to be about as painful as 60 to 65 decibels. For those of you wanting to understand severe hyperacusis, 60 to 65 decibels can be about as painful as the injuries from getting hit by a car at low speed.
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Ear Protectors, 30 nrr

Ear plugs, not visible, 26 nrr


Even with all this, backup beepers, elevator chimes, sirens, and strobes can be incapacitatingly painful. Unfortunately, backup beepers and strobes are often used as safety signals, through from my point of view, it's hard to understand how they could be anything but weapons.
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I wish, if the people mandating backup beepers think they’re so valuable, that the safety of the many so outweighs the safety and not-getting-beaten-to-the-point-where-we-want-to-die of the few with sensory processing issues, that they’d think them valuable enough to try to compensate those of us with sensory processing issues.

But no, just valuable enough to ignore those of us with sensory processing issues.
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All my life, when I’ve seen flashing lights, I’ve seen/felt pain. Lately, it’s been worse pain, so I have trouble crossing the street with all the safety signals, turn signals, crosswalk timers, etc. obviously I can no longer bike along the street.

Similarly, when I've heard loud noises, I’ve heard/felt pain. Lately, it’s been worse pain, so even with ear plugs and ear protectors, I can’t handle the intense pain-beatings with the backup painbeepers, painsirens, car horns, elevator painchimes, construction noise, etc. and often collapse and curl up and scream in agony.

But apparently, when some people see flashing lights, they don’t see/feel any pain.

So I’m wondering (a) what that’s like and (b) how we can try to explain our sensory experiences to each other.

To me, when I see flashing lights, I see/feel the pain, just as when I see bright lights, I see/feel the brightness, and I don’t see how one can see flashing lights without seeing... well the pain.

I haven’t been able to explain my sensory experiences to other people, and those of us with different sensory experiences need to be able to explain our sensory experiences to each other. Other people dismiss my explanations as “rants,” or as “nonsense.” I get badly beaten with painful sensory bombardment, and can’t access many public spaces, public transportation, public services, any places within half a mile of ongoing construction, etc.

If more of us are able to explain more diverse sensory experiences maybe we can get more inclusive infrastructure.
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Do neurotypicals really not understand? It seems straightforward and descriptive to me: ANIMATION OFTEN HURTS. It seems like any other term, such as “painful animation,” is longer, or less clear, or both.

P.S. Do neurotypicals really not experience these things at all the same way? I can understand that some people might find flashing lights, animated gifs, zooming maps, operating system misfeatures, etc. only moderately painful, but how can anyone see them without experiencing the pain? I think it would be a completely different sensory experience: “What is it Like to be a Neurotypical?” (with apologies to Nagel, whose paper I haven’t read yet.)
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I have hyperacusis. I am often incapacitated by loud noises especially painhammers/backup beepers. I have ear protectors and ear plugs, but they aren’t enough. I explained that I have been hit by painhammers/backup beepers while crossing the street, and been forced to curl up in excruciating pain.

So somone replied:

On the other hand, if the fetal-position-in-the-middle-of-the-street risk is that significant, I also think you are an equally significant risk to both yourself and others if you are allowed to be out in public.

They seem to imply that, they think because abled people keep hurting me, they think abled people should lock me up.


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