The BCG vaccine is no longer given routinely in the UK because it is ineffective. Nonetheless, it is important for the information about BCG vaccination to be distributed to the general public.

The Priory Clinic say: ‘The rates of disease in the group receiving protection are now so low that about 10,000 vaccinations are needed to prevent a single case… About a third of the total trials have shown no protective effect. Secondly the harm done in adverse effects from the vaccine, usually abscesses at the sight of injection, outweigh the preventive effect.’

Vaccine Awareness founder was made chronically sick from hyperacusis and infections for 11 years as a result of the BCG jab

I know 100% that the BCG vaccine caused my decline in health and hyperacusis (part of ASD) and is so rare it only occurs in 1 in 50,000 people. The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, say:

‘Many people experience sensitivity to sound, but true hyperacusis is rare, affecting approximately one in 50,000 individuals. The disorder can affect people of all ages in one or both ears. Individuals are usually not born with hyperacusis.’

The only known ways to get hyperacusis are:

  1. Head trauma (I had no head trauma).
  2. Exposure to very loud noise such as a gunshot or bomb (soldiers sometimes get this, again, not an issue for me).
  3. Damage from environmental toxins (I don’t think so).
  4. Lyme Disease (didn’t have it).
  5. Chronic fatigue syndrome (didn’t have it).
  6. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) syndrome (didn’t have it).
  7. Bell’s Palsy (didn’t have it)
  8. Injury from car air bag deployment (didn’t happen).
  9. Adverse drug reaction – the only drug I had was BCG vaccine.

I had previously normal hearing for the first 14 years of my life with no auditory or other sensory processing disorders.

The only question I have is how vaccines triggered the damage.  After doing many years research reading medical papers and listening to doctors speeches, I have a theory for how I got hyperacusis:

Firstly I was given whole cell DPT mercury containing vaccines as a baby, which at the time contained the full amount of mercury now deemed unsafe.  This would have accumulated in my body (it is not always excreted, particularly in people with weak immune systems such as premature babies like myself and children who have been given paracetamol, which my mother gave me).  This mercury burden and the other toxic substances in the vaccines would have weakened my overall immune system and skewed it towards an auto-immune state (which happened with the more vaccines I got, I had a meningitis like illness, multiple ear infections, vulvodynia – nerve damage of the vulva, repeated bladder infections and vaginal infections).

After the vaccine I got depression, flu like illnesses, ear infections, hyperacusis and multiple inflammation of nerves.  I believe as a result of a combination of prior mercury poisoning followed by live bacterial insult.

The Evidence:

In a paper called ‘Thimerosal and Autism’ in the Pediatrics journal, they write:

‘The most characteristic sensory finding of mercury poisoning is a highly specific bilateral constriction of visual fields.5,6,9 With lesser exposure there may be compromise of contrast sensitivity.10,11 In addition, there may be paresthesias or, in infants, erythema and pain in hands and feet because of peripheral neuropathy. In autism, decreased responsiveness to pain is sometimes observed along with hypersensitivity to other sensory stimuli, including hyperacusis. The “sensory defensiveness” of autism seems to reflect altered sensory processing within the brain rather than peripheral nerve involvement.1214

So hyperacusis is a known side-effect of mercury poisoning. Hyperacusis has also been known to occur after other live vaccines, such as MMR.  Some of the children in Dr. Wakefield’s initial famous 1998 case series developed hyperacusis after MMR.  This disorder is supposed to be vanishingly rare yet it may be why so many autistic children hate noise -they are probably in pain (I was in agonizing pain), and the condition is probably very much under-diagnosed in these children whose behaviours are too often blamed on psychological disorders when they are physical.