ADHD and sensitive to noise.
My child is 14 years old and was diagnosed with ADHD several years ago. He has always been very sensitive to noises such as sirens, horns, anything that could possibly startle him. If he even sees flashing lights, he is covering his ears. He has gotten to where he doesn't want to go to parades because they usually have police cars or ambulance in them that might make noise. He even refused to go in the horse barns at the county fair because the horses might make a noise. He doesn't care how rediculous it looks to walk around somewhere with his hands on his ears, there is nothing we can do or threaten him with that will make him take his hands off his ears. If we force him too, he freaks out. He doesn't want to go to Happy Joe's because they might have a birthday and blow their horn or run the siren. He wouldn't go into the building at the state fair that had a flashing light at the firehouse exihibit because a siren might go off. Has anyone had anything like this with their child? As he gets older, we thought he'd get past the problem but it doesn't look like it. I can see him going to the county fair with a date and walking around with his hands on his ears. Any ideas out there?