People who think they are affected by noises should be sure to talk to their doctor about whether they have a form of 'reflex epilepsy' or if general noise or distraction may be a trigger in another way. People with true reflex epilepsy may respond to specific seizure medicines and should talk to their doctor.

  • Try using earplugs or earphones, especially in noisy or crowded places.
  • Try listening to relaxing music or sounds, or try distracting yourself by singing or focusing on another activity.

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Authored By: 
Steven C. Schachter MD
Patricia O. Shafer RN MN
Authored Date: 
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Reviewed By: 
Patricia O. Shafer RN MN
Reviewed Date: 
Monday, February 17, 2014