sssh.. listen (auditory hallucinations)

January 19, 2011 § 2 Comments

How many times have you heard of something never said?

Auditory hallucinations (also known as Paracusia),[5] particularly of one or more talking voices, are particularly associated with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia or mania, and hold special significance in diagnosing these conditions, although many people not suffering from diagnosable mental illness may sometimes hear voices as well. Auditory hallucinations of non-organic origin are most often met with in paranoid schizophrenia. Their visual counterpart in that disease is the non-reality-based feeling of being looked or stared at.

Other types of auditory hallucination include exploding head syndrome and musical ear syndrome, and may occur during sleep paralysis. In the latter, people will hear music playing in their mind, usually songs they are familiar with. Recent reports have also mentioned that it is also possible to get musical hallucinations from listening to music for long periods of time.[6]This can be caused by: lesions on the brain stem (often resulting from a stroke); also, tumorsencephalitis, or abscesses.[7] Other reasons include hearing loss and epileptic activity.[8]Auditory hallucinations are also a result of attempting wake-initiation of lucid dreams.

from wikipedia

Do you have any of these symptoms?



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§ 2 Responses to sssh.. listen (auditory hallucinations)

  • Tim Lundmark says:

    I was diagnosed with a schizoaffective disorder. I have suffered from hearing voices. This is usually in the later stages of my psychosis. I don’t hear multiple voices just one who I believe (at the time) he is actually living inside of me and we are in fact two separate people. When I get that far into my psychosis I need to be somewhere where there is constant background sound. Silence is a very uncomfortable for me. This is why I listen to music all day at work so I do not get lost in my head

    • arkturosx says:

      This is interesting. I did not know that you can use “real” sounds to “cover” paracusia. Hearing a voice is one type of auditory hallucination, another type is hearing sounds made by objects that do not exist. Like hearing a door shut, or a phone ring, someone clapping his hands and other sounds like this. Lots of people have experienced something like this in their life, propably more than 2 or 3 times and that makes me realize how thin is the line between reality and illusion, from the logical to the absurd and paradoxical.
      Thank you for your comment.

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