Thursday, August 19, 2010


Today feels like failure on multiple levels.

I actually had to leave the office because the noise was too much. A loud person on a conference call less than 18 inches from me--my headphones and white noise didn't do the trick. I felt like clawing out my eyes. So I am home, listening to the hum of the computers instead. Much more peaceful but I miss the camaraderie of the office.

It has been suggested to me that my increased noise sensitivity could be migraine-related. I have seen somewhat of a correlation between noise bothering me and then getting a migraine a day or two later. I am trying to track this pattern.

It will be a bitter pill, spending $300 on the latest noise-cancelling headphones (Bose Q15), but I might just have to in order to function at work. Lunchtime regularly makes me feel like I could climb the walls. All that crunching.... I hate crunchy foods. They taste good, but I hate the noise I make when I eat them, let alone when others do. The other day I got all over DH for eating grapes too loudly. I now know that I have a problem. I really do want to get better. I just have to figure out how.

1 comment:

Applecart T. said...

do they work? do they cancel noise yet allow camaraderie? yes, probably someone who doesn't like food sounds has issues. when i'm stuck with anyone else in a quiet-enough place so that anyone's mastication is audible, i'm thoroughly grossed out. it usually signifies another issue altogether that i have with that person, an issue that is generally insignificant but about "just not getting it" / feeling alienated / feeling Modernistic, etc.