After reading so many posts the last month or so I began thinking of my difficult child. When he was young he had ear problems, didn't think much as many young kids do. But he would not go to any fast food resteraunt because of the french fry buzzer..I just thought that was strange and never thought any more about it. never heard of sensotory issues. Then when he started school, teachers would tell me how he would react to fire drill alarms and a certain clock that would tick loudly. He wouldn't go to sports events that had buzzers like basketball, hockey and any others. When he was in first grade he complained of how he heard "echoey voices" when people would speak. Ears ringing, and loud noises. Dr. removed his tonsils which took away the "echoey affect". Never thought anymore about it. He had one fantastic teacher who worked so very good with him. As for his frustration at that time, she said when he would get a large assignment he would shut down because he was so overwhelmed, not seeing it in small peices but rather such a large assignment. She worked with him on taking it one step at a time. It was his best year ever. I talked to him tonight about this. He said the noise still bothers him but he has learned to tolerate it. But when people yell or there are loud noises his whole face feels funny and sometimes he cries because of it. I asked if he still feels overwhelmed at times and he had a big "YES". Any input from anyone? I know nothing in this area. Anything I can do for him?