Voices from mechanical objects


#1

Sometimes when I’m in the shower I hear voices coming from the shower.And
I seem to be bothered by the sound of rushing water.And other times from other functioning
mechanical objects like the ceiling fan. Has anyone else had this problem?


#2

Yeah, white noise is a source of auditory hallucinations for me, and I imagine most other schizophrenics too.


#3

I’ve had it before with white noise.

White noise has also been a friend to me to get to sleep as an insomniac but I’m not a voices person.


#4

@firemonkey calls this “functional hallucinations”

From google :

Functional hallucinations are a rare phenomenon, wherein hallucinations are triggered by a stimulus in the same modality, and co-occur with it. Although hallucinations in schizophrenia are normally treated using antipsychotics, not all patients respond to them.


#5

#6

Yeah i used to hear voices from the fans in the computer. Nowadays i need white noise in the background so i can sleep. I got one of those machines years ago that plays it. It used to trigger me alot - ceiling fans - running diesal motors, you name it. But now i have to have it as i find it strangly comforting. I can concentrate on the white noise instead of my head whilst sleeping.


#7

Yes I do, and specifically from the shower. I have a hard time with the fan in the bathroom too. I don’t like being in the bathroom at all, it makes me feel really cut off and my mind plays tricks on me.


#8

I would hear voices in the shower, in the music I listened to, in cars passing by on the road, and i would simply just hear voices not mechanically induced. another thing that used to draw out voices was the sound of a greyhound bus and an Amtrak train while riding as a passenger


#9

I get audible hallucinations from white noise too. Mostly from a/c and heating, ceiling fans and space heaters.


#10

I also hear voices coming from the fan and the shower and sometimes
the air conditioner. Where can you purchase this white noise machine?


#11

Yes, and then some, also gets worse with environmental stresses, or delayed medication times.


#12

Yes I also get it from those examples you gave


#13

I would usually hear whispers coming from the shower, sink, or A/c


#14

I don’t hear voices from mechanical objects, but before my AP was increased I was hearing music from fans. Apparently that may be a documented syndrome Musical Ear Syndrome?


#15

Theres a few on amazon -

Or if your in the uk - Boots the chemists and homeeopathy shops do them as well.


#16

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