warning for anyone with a panic disorder or aversion to loud or startling noises

people may not warn you of this but if you ever get an MRI, there are a lot of very loud and sudden sounds that accompany it.

you can listen to a quieter version of them here so you can know in advance what it will be like

please spread this around, nobody told me about it ahead of time and it was not a good experience.

theojoiegrise said:

I second this. Mine was part of a study about autism, so they did warn me and give me earplugs to wear AND earphones to block the sound (it was still really annoying but I could stand it.) If you have one scheduled it might be good to ask the staff to have that.