(Closed) Help Settle an Argument Between DH and I…

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  • poll: Have you ever experienced auditory hallucinations?

    Yes, but I have a psychiatric disorder

    Yes, and I have normal psychology

    No, but I have friends with psychiatric disorders who have

    No, but I have friends with normal psychology who have

    I think this is common amongst people with normal psychology

    I think this is uncommon amongst people with normal psychology

    Other (please elaborate!)


  • Post # 33
    2946 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Ugh. I experience all three things on your list more often than makes me comfortable. It doesn’t interfere with my day to day life or anything, but it’s annoying as hell. Through the years I’ve cobbled together what seem like rational explanations, but I just with it would melt away.

    I suffer from depression, but I don’t think that has anything to do with it. What DOES matter, I think, is the fact that my hearing is kind of off. I can hear sounds just fine, like the basic sound of someone’s voice even at a whisper, but sometimes I don’t understand what’s actually being said. I think this contributes a whole lot to my experiences specifically. 

    Post # 34
    1300 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I have to admit that I did not read all the responses so I apologize if my reply isn’t relevant or has been stated.

    i experience instances where I think SO is speaking to me but isn’t but I think that could be perhaps because I don’t have the best hearing (too many concerts in my wild child days)

    when I has a blackberry I could always hear phantom vibrations. I kept my phone on silent. My masters in Psychology and work as a “mental health navigator” (yes that’s a real title) 

    Iny humble opinion (not professional opinion as I have had a glass and a half of wine relaxing on my couch) I believe it’s more of a sensory issue than a complete psycological one.

    Post # 35
    2113 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    @Rachel631:  Pretty much exactly. My night vision is awful without my glasses, I usually avoid driving during that time. If it’s unavoidable, though, I have to do double takes every now and then making sure I’m not actually seeing something in the road or off to the side. I think it’s more that my brain is slow to process what’s making the shadow because of my depth perception, so it just shoves something there until I get close enough or it realizes what I’m actually seeing. When I lived up north, there was an overpass where, no matter how many times I drove by it, the column always looked like a person at night. I’d tell myself that it was just a column before I could actually see it as such. Scared the hell out of me a few times when I wasn’t fully paying attention.

    It may be related to the idea about being  primed to hear something. Knowing how bad my night vision is, I’m always much more on my guard. Better be prepared for a person in the road that’s just a column than to be prepared for a column that’s actually a person. If my brain doesn’t register what I’m seeing, it’s safer for it to think it could be a hazard.

    Post # 36
    1004 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I have never imagined someone calling my name, but I have confused my name for someone yelling other words in a loud environment.


    I have very rarely thought my phone was ringing when it was not… I usually keep it on the lowest setting, or vibrate. I am MUCH more likely to imagine that I feel it vibrating when I have it in my purse or pocket.


    I have occasionally imagined I heard music or music-like sounds. This used to happen in very quiet environments, sometimes at night with the windows open in my county home growing up (creepy? yes!). It would be a very quiet sound I had to strain to hear, or questioned if I was actually hearing.


    I have no psych. issues.

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