I’m probably a late adopter of modern technology (still use a HB pencil and paper), but I’ve started to use earphones with my new mobile phone.
And what a difference that makes to my sanity and my eardrums.
I can now filter out all the unwelcome noise that really drives me crazy, like:
- Doof doof doof music (brainbusting)) in cafés. It’s impossible to get a quiet cuppa these days
- Mobile phone shouters in confined areas – hey, I don’t want to hear your life story! I’ve got my own problems trying to find a bit of shoosh
- Local library – the noisiest place on earth – whatever happened to the quiet library (gone like the dinosaur)
Now I can plug in the earphones, listen to my audio book or music and for a very short time leave the world of noise and enjoy.