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Light and Noice Help for Sensitivity

#1 User is offline   Bravd 

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:38 AM

Hallo, My advocate has applyied for me to have added to my list of covered injury's sensitivity to noice, and sensitivity to light, along with a few others since my TBI in 08. My CM has got back to me if they will accept this, she is playing the, "That is a symptom not an injury" card, which might be the case, however I am sure my advocate knows what is coverable and what is not.

I wonder if there is anyone else who has gone down this road, and knows what sort of help is possible to get from ACC if any.
Thank you.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:28 PM

Intolerance to noise and light is definitely as well known fact that these issues are connected with T B I. Intolerance to a lot of things can come about from T B I, that is documented medical fact/s, along with many others things.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 01:50 PM

View PostBravd, on 07 May 2014 - 10:38 AM, said:

Hallo, My advocate has applyied for me to have added to my list of covered injury's sensitivity to noice, and sensitivity to light, along with a few others since my TBI in 08. My CM has got back to me if they will accept this, she is playing the, "That is a symptom not an injury" card, which might be the case, however I am sure my advocate knows what is coverable and what is not.

I wonder if there is anyone else who has gone down this road, and knows what sort of help is possible to get from ACC if any.
Thank you.


Honestly these guys are unbelieveable..... They are reversing the injury to almost saying it never existed, and then somehow you have symptoms of something/s ... dah! So are they also playing the doctor and doing diagnostics... They are not allowed to do that, they are not qualified and it's illegal.

If you never suffered these issues before T B I... but suffer these issues since, then it's an issue that should be addressed. But what ACC will do now is bide their time whilst they go through your medical history from years back to see if there is any mention of anything that they can some how marry up to light and sound sensitivity, even will look at your family history to see what can be used against you as a 'family history' detail to use as 'a no-claim' situation.

Still doesn't wash though, because it's simple. 'You never suffered with light or noise sensitivity prior to you T B I'.... yet you do now, and it begun directly, soon or in a matter of time after T B I.
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Posted 07 May 2014 - 02:02 PM

Yeah they do it with headaches as well. My mum told them when I was in high school I would get stress headaches from reading massive fantasy books, 500+ pages over a weekend, They toke that to mean I always have had headaches... they like to keep going back to that one.

Tho things have gotten a little more complitcated as my advocate has issue a complaint because they said my "motivation is his access to entitlements and he is unable to move forward."

As to noice and light, I really wonder what sort of help is there, I been doing a lot of work on a question database for the course leaders at work (I work at a polytech) and are having a lot of trouble with migrains and fatgue because of the bright lights and the students often doing class so close. At home I take lots of brakes and work in low light, low noice when I need to focus. Wonder if anyone has helpful tips? I want to try and get myself a laptop with matte screen (Not gloss) with backlit keys so I could go to a quite office and work in low light there.
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Posted 13 May 2014 - 09:03 AM

Does no one really have any tips or advise? I also wear polarised sunglasses when going outside to minimise glare.
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Posted 15 May 2014 - 02:17 PM

View PostBravd, on 13 May 2014 - 09:03 AM, said:

Does no one really have any tips or advise? I also wear polarised sunglasses when going outside to minimise glare.


It may cost you but it would be worth going to Professor Elder in regards to your eyes. He is a Specialist and Published author in the medical journals, his is a professional and specialist in TBI and Eyesight loss etc....

That is a start...
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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:19 PM

Intolerance to noise - hyperacuissus or some such spelling is common amongst brain injury. ACC subject to OT approval will provide noise cancelling headphones which you will love as they block out those irritating noises like dogs barking, contractors hammer drills, other folks talking while you're traveling etc. Truly a life changing gizmo which helps with fatigue as you can get a restful sleep, downtime during the day.
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