Same thing happens with the radio in the car. Why don't people just leave my radio alone? Everyone should know that the proper setting is volume 6 in city, volume 8 on the highway. And yet, they start sneaking it up a notch at a time until we're at a 10 or 12...and my head is spinning and I'm popping aspirin like there's no tomorrow.
I can't explain it to you. I wish I could. We've always noticed with Nathan's noise issues that if he is a part of the noise, it can be ear splitting loud and won't bother him. But rattle a paper while he's studying and he might bite your head off. When he wants it quiet, it better be totally silent. And if we're in a group of women where everyone is talking at once, he can't take it. Happened once at a Dave & Busters. We were at a party and there were conversations at several tables in the party room. He couldn't handle the noise and begged to go wander around the games in the game room...where the physical sound was several times louder. Eventually, we figured out that a lot of this is because you don't have to pay attention to any of the gameroom noise while conversations should be followed.
I find it interesting that Nathan and my noise sensitivities are different from each other. I prefer lots of conversation noise and not general noise. Nathan prefers general noise and less conversation.
What kind of sensory quirks are found in your home?