A Noise That Annoys

‘Exploding Head Syndrome’ (EHS) is condition that was first reported almost 100 years ago. EHS is known to be a type of hypnagogic auditory hallucination where the person experiences a very sudden and brief loud (but usually painless) noise originating from inside their head for a fraction of a second. But what do we know about it and how can it be treated?read more
Source: Psychology Today Addiction Center - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Addiction Stress Auditory hallucination Exploding Head Syndrome Hypnagogia Musomania Out-of-body experiences Tinnitus. Source Type: news

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