Sensitivity to noise can be a sign of anxiety.
Being surprised by loud noises can be unpleasant, but anxiety in children can also become an auditory issue. An anxious child may become startled by loud noises, such as the vacuum cleaner running, the flushing of a toilet, or a barking dog. It’s your job to help calm them down when you notice these problems arise. Anxiety is placing their body in a constant state of stress, so when something startling happens, their bodies go into overdrive to try and protect themselves. Children may start acting out in anger when they are distressed by the sounds.
Work on helping your child become accustomed to sudden loud noises. You can even get them hearing protection like earplugs or safety earmuffs. There are also ways to expose your child to loud noises to get them used to them. A few tips include giving a warning before a loud noise is sounded, help your children set proper boundaries, and take new experiences with understanding. There are several other tips about helping children with anxiety.