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
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
Authored Date: 
09/2008
Reviewed By: 
Patty Obsorne Shafer RN, MN
on: 
Monday, February 17, 2014