Monday, February 27, 2012

Ligyrophobia: The Fear of Loud Noises

Ligyrophobia is the abnormal and persistent fear of loud noises. This phobia can also mean a fear of voices or to fear one’s own voice.  Those who suffer from Ligyrophobia may fear speakers, fire alarms or anything else that may make a sudden loud noise.  This phobia is also known as Phonophobia.
A phobia is a strong, persistent fear of situations, objects, activities or persons.  The main symptom is an excessive and unreasonable desire to avoid the feared subject. Other phobia symptoms include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and an overall feeling of dread.  Phobias are the most common form of anxiety disorders.
Do you suffer from Ligyrophobia?  Please share your story.  How was it triggered and how does it affect your life?


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