A compelling desire for deafness.

@article{Veale2006ACD,
  title={A compelling desire for deafness.},
  author={David Veale},
  journal={Journal of deaf studies and deaf education},
  year={2006},
  volume={11 3},
  pages={369-72}
}
  • David Veale
  • Published 2006 in Journal of deaf studies and deaf education
A case is described of a patient who has a compelling and persistent desire to become deaf. She often kept cotton wool moistened with oil in her ears and was learning sign language. Living without sound appeared to be a severe form of avoidance behavior from hyperacusis and misophonia. She had a borderline personality disorder that was associated with a poor sense of self. Her desire to be deaf may be one aspect of gaining an identity for herself and to compensate for feeling like an alien and… CONTINUE READING
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