Too Much Noise

Is your life under bombardment?

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Comments (10)

(7) Gabriel, April 9, 2013 5:26 PM


I like to play classical music on my iPod to distract me from noisy situations, especially when I'm doing homework

(6) rochel, April 4, 2013 9:25 PM

help my teenager thinks yelling in peoples ears is cool

She claims her raised voice is not yelling, how do i get her to realize it can damage someones eardrum?

Bud, April 17, 2013 2:34 PM

Check her hearing?

I have a problum with wax buildup and as it gets to a point I am not Yelling but others say that I am and I know that it is time to clean my ears.

(5) SusanE, April 4, 2013 7:44 AM


An Interstate highway runs through a rural area in our state. My friend uses 'white' noise, to cover up the traffic noise. Motorcycles are by far worse noise than big trucks. Power mowers run from April to October daily in the neighborhoods. Leaf blowers are incredibly loud. People don't use brooms or rakes any longer. If anyone out there has any ideas that would be great...........cause I don't have a clue how to get away from noise.

(4) Harriet Wolpoff, April 4, 2013 3:10 AM


Ironically, I had to turn up the volume of this video because of a low-flying plane. It made Rabbi Salomon's point exactly!

(3) Anonymous, April 4, 2013 1:55 AM

I am a teenage girl and I have two younger teen sisters who are cute but they love making noise. The whole day they speak in loud voices, talk loudly on the phone, and sing very loudly to their music. When I come home from school I want to eat and rest quietly and I ask them nicely to not be so loud and they get offended and they get even louder on purpose. I have asked my parents for permission to use earplugs when I want to rest or read a book but they think that it's crazy for a teenage girl like me to be bothered by noise. Do any of you have any opinions on this? Am I right to be bothered by loud noise after a long day of school or when I want to rest during the day?

Gaby Elkaim, April 5, 2013 2:51 AM


Having been a teenage girl who was also bothered by noise, I think it's perfectly normal. I don't understand why use of earplugs requires your parents' permission- they're small and inexpensive. I think earplugs are a reasonable solution to your problem and you should definitely go to Walgreens or your local drugstore and buy yourself a pair.

Anonymous, April 7, 2013 10:14 PM

Protect your hearing

You don't need permission to protect your hearing. Ear plugs are inexpensive & easy to find. Comb your hair over your ears so no one sees them. Little sisters being who they are, will get even louder if they know you are using them, just so they can prove no one is going to tell them what to do..

(2) Jlg, April 4, 2013 1:42 AM

Noise on a metaphoric level

Im not as much concerned with noise in the traditional sense of the word i.e. sirens, Loud music etc as I am with Spiritual noise - noise which doesn't allow us to formulate thoughts, hear what others have to say, learn relevant information ( as opposed to nonsense advertising), and finally hear the beautiful noises of nature Hashem wanted us to hear like a waterfall. I think having a designated room for thinking, a silent room where nobody can intrude, like a library study room, or a home office where you can switch off the phone, is crucial for this.

(1) Anonymous, April 3, 2013 8:31 PM

Thank G-d for the bathroom



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