I received my first valve, Nov. '87. Never really got use to the sound. Then Feb. '13, I got my second replacement valve. This on sounds way different. I have to use Nature Sounds at night to help drowned out the sound. I have gotten a dissicitive disorder from the sound. It is pretty scarery going for a walk with your dog and waking up in some bodies parked car. OR Deperssonalization were everything becomes dream like or unreal. Any advice, would be greatly appreciated.
I actually enjoy the sound because I know the valve is okay - I say that because I had first valve placed in June of 2009 and couldn't hear it after several months. found out that tissue was growing across it and so not working well and had it replaced again in Feb 2014. So now I love when lean forward and can hear it.
I also figure not a problem because I have grown up with tinnitus (ringing of the ears) and so I have learned to ignore that (most the time) and so do the same with the clicking until I want to hear it.
I don't know how to help you though - maybe a hypnosis session to help you ignore or something with bio-feedback.
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