Originally Posted by arussell
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.