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EirikM
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I have the same problem. Difficult following a conversation when more than a few people talking. Cannot filter out speech from noise. Distracted by other peoples conversation.
Summer evenings outdoors are ruined by neighbours chattering. Or even worst, anytime, and anywhere, having to listen to music when I have not chosen to. Cafes and restaurants are hell. Went to cinema first time for years recently and wanted to leave right away. Too loud. Overwhelmed.
Shopping is terrible. Too bright, too many sounds, people popping up everywhere around me. Get distracted by lights, sound, movement. It is worst when medicine runs out. Earbuds does not help. Winter does because people keep indoors.