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Ability to hear needle puncturing skin

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sazale Sun 11-Sep-11 02:21:11

just wondering if this is possible? My DD with suspected Aspergers, Dyspraxia & Sensory Processing has said that she could hear the needle whilst having a blood test! Thanks x

IndigoBell Sun 11-Sep-11 07:17:35

Oh yes, ASD kids can have incredibly sensitive hearing.

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 11-Sep-11 07:21:03

Agreed, with mine it's taste and smell.

insanityscatching Sun 11-Sep-11 15:01:00

I do too hmm although always put it down to an overactive imagination in my case.

sazale Sun 11-Sep-11 17:18:04

Thanks chaps, that's really interesting to hear! She said she heard it make a pop sound as the needle entered her skin. Her hearing seems to be getting more and more sensitive recently and it's causing her difficulties at school and at home. Not sure what I can do to support her x

IndigoBell Sun 11-Sep-11 17:52:57

You can do Auditory Integration Training or one of the other auditory therapies.

This cures hypersensitive hearing.

Triggles Sun 11-Sep-11 18:26:29

I would think she probably could. DS2 often gets upset over noises he hears that we don't even notice (until he points them out).

GossipWitch Sun 11-Sep-11 19:39:03

my son was told he had extra ordinary hearing during a hearing test, he can hear bats, I have some in my loft, he has to have the telly up loud to drown out outside noise or else he cant hear the telly properly.

wraith Mon 12-Sep-11 00:55:13

its possible i hear it at the dentist all the time its a tension then a soft pop like opeing a celophane wrapped food

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