A psychological evaluation will determine if you have agoraphobia. A psychiatrist or psychologist will ask your a series of questions about your history of panic attacks, physical health, and feelings. If your case fits the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) criteria, then you will have an official agoraphobia diagnosis. A physical exam is also recommended because physical symptoms like chest pain could also be symptoms for other conditions like heart disease.
When it comes to noise most people have at least one or more pet irritants. I have a whole list. Loud motorcycles, dental drills, people who repeatedly whistle the same few notes of a tune, and many more besides. However, a sigh, a frown or a quick grumble and I’m done. Others however are so sensitive to particular sounds that it can lead…