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When Your Sensitivity to Sound Triggers a Trauma Response

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Car door slams, garage door closings, footstep sound coming toward you, fireworks; These are just a few sounds that trigger some individuals to recall past trauma.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychological disorder affecting the brain that can occur in any individual, regardless of whether or not they have ever seen combat.

Around 10% of U.S. adults experience the disorder in their lifetime, and women are twice as likely to be diagnosed with it, according to the American Psychiatric Association.

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