Is it just something that comes with age? Or is it just me? I don't know, but this is how noise seems to feel. There is such a relief when students are silent at the end of a noisy lesson of productive work, or when the TV is turned off. Or when the radio in the car gets turned off. Sometimes that type of noise just gets in my ear and I can't think until it's gone. There is bliss in the silence!
I find it interesting how different people are. Some of us need silence in our homes. Some of us need the company of background noise to feel settled. Personally, I am content with the company of my own thoughts. There are so many running around in my head at the moment that I need space away from noise to do them all justice.