Hearing management

Updated 24 August 2016

Unpleasant sounds

Those irritating sounds always get the best of you, which often fuels your frustrations.

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Those irritating sounds always get the best of you, which often fuels your frustrations. Our users named some unpleasant sounds which annoys them after a great response to ‘The 10 most horrible sounds’.

Annemarie Robbertse - These sounds makes me mad immediately, irritates me, breaks my concentrations and ruins my day! 

My top 10 list will be:

  1. A baby / child screaming
  2. Hadida’s
  3. Cars hooting
  4. Cats fighting
  5. Dogs barking without stopping
  6. People talking on top of their voices
  7. Loud music, especially women singing in a screaming voice
  8. Motor cycles – scramblers, Harley Davidsons, etc
  9. Crickets at night that have this screeching sound
  10. Someone clearing their throat over and over again

Diane Newton - People eating with their mouths open, ‘smacking’ their lips. People eating while speaking to you over the telephone.

Cuan Rudman - Nothing worse than someone biting on a metal spoon and grinding it while pulling it out of their mouths.

Larisa Liebenberg - Barking dogs drive me crazy, especially yappers.

Jolize Damant - I can stand it when people snif when they have flu. I get CRAZY!

Nico Mathee

This is my list.

  1. SMS alerts for debit orders
  2. The subscriber you have dialed is not available
  3. Dragging a spade on cement
  4. My neighbours lawnmower before eight on a Sunday
  5. Anything my wife says in an irritated tone of voice
  6. Cats fighting
  7. The roar of a lion outside my camping tent
  8. Any switchboard (hold your ass off while we eat lunch) music
  9. Dentist drill
  10. The sound a poorly struck iron makes on a golfball 

What noise do you find most unpleasant? E-mail is at community@health24.com

(Health24, October 2012)

 

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AuD degree obtained in 2013 at AT Still University Health Science Depart-ment, Arizona. Masters in Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, 2003. Remedial Teaching Diploma at Rand University, 1996. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, 1993. Owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. Educating the community regarding early identification of hearing problems and screening of new-borns. Providing assistance and services at retirement homes. Part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. External examiner at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. Presenter at conferences and seminars.

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