Man I hate noise. I really prefer quiet, it helps me think clearly and come up with ideas. unfortunately I live on the main street in a small town.
There’s often people standing outside my house talking quite loudly, usually I can hear them talking in a deep baritone and heavy okker accent (which is so thick I can't even understand it). I think they must have grown up inside a pub constantly doing manual labour. They were probably born with beards and moustaches, As such they seem to find it hard to lower their voices. Not their fault I guess, still I find it annoying to listen to and especially annoying to wake up to at 7am, but what to do, what to do?
Then there’s trucks that go past at regular intervals full of pigs going to slaughter I assume. I can hear them screaming in shrill porcine intonations, and the trucks rumble the house. Iv’e tried listening to white noise and that helps a bit but I can still feel the lower vibrations. My therapist said I’d get used to it, but I haven’t. Any suggestions? Or do you have any simmilar experiences to share.
that sucks, I live in the bush and I still have enough noises to annoy me, the worst one is sometimes my neighbors get drunk or something and start riding motorbikes around their front yard while shouting. I usually listen to music through headphones but if you want full quiet I guess that won't work. I have heard that those "noise cancelling" headphones are pretty good to just wear but maybe they are expensive. Also they won't stop rumblings in the ground. not really related but for a while last month there were a lot of loud earth quake type things here which was kinda interesting.
I remember then was this manbun guy who used to sit outside my window on his phone in the morning. He would talk in a real annoying insincere voice about rubbish so I just told him to fuck off. I guess it's a bit different in a small town 'cause you have to have a veneer of politeness?
I kinda like noise, but there's been lots of jackhammering and stuff because of people relicating some gas pipes and me and the cat are real glad that's over.
•) or, cheap ear buds: 1) get a single piece of toilet paper (or tissue paper) 2) separate the two halves (a single piece of toilet paper is actually 2 pieces 'stuck' together) 3) cover each ear bud with one of the halves 4) place the ear buds in your ear 5) now, you can wear them for MONTHS without harming your ears (bruising / chafing), and you can wear them safely while sleeping (because no chafing).
If the halves are 'too big', then just rip each one in half again. (you'll end up with a small rectangle)
If you have a fan, you can use it to block outside noise: 1) get a piece of notebook paper (or a magazine page) 2) fold it once or twice (you want a long, thick rectangle shape) 3) place it in the fan 4) this will produce a loud, motor-like sound which will 'compete' with outside noises (block them)
Another method is to save up a bunch of egg cartons.
When you have a bunch (20-30), tape them onto your walls or door.
The concave+convex shape of an egg carton blocks sound. I've heard of music studios doing something like this.
Just make sure the cartons don't have yolk on them....
If you don't have a carpet in your room, get one. Even if it's cheap.