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Old 09-18-2008, 08:01 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Get used to it. I used to work with bankers and traders and the noise was out of control. Everyone yelled--especially the traders. Cussing and loud talking was the norm and theres no chaning the culture. I got so use to it; I drawn it out. Most times the noise did not affect me. I did keep my music in my ear all day, but only one ear, as I needed to hear phones.
It's really hard for me to listen to music when I am trying to think. If I am home, I have to turn everything off otherwise I just can't concentrate. Constant music would be unbearable. I just have a low sound tolerance, I guess. There is never any sound at my house except when I talk to my dh or he talks to me. Once in a while I'll put on an easy listening cd or some smooth jazz, but then only as the most subtle background music and NEVER when I am trying to concentrate on something or think.

I'm seriously thinking about getting some of those Bose sound cancelling headphones.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:53 PM
 
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I'm seriously thinking about getting some of those Bose sound cancelling headphones.

20yrsinBranson
I was just going to suggest exactly that. Even if they don't cancel the noise completely, a reduction might help you. You might also try earplugs - deal with it the same way you would deal with a snoring spouse in the same bed.
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Tampa
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What kind of calls are you making if you don't mind me asking? You may be able to use the noise to your advantage.
I make the same types of calls 20YrsinBranson does. I've never had anyone on the phone complain about the background noise from my office; it's me. I have trouble hearing through the noise during phone calls.
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