This reply was originally posted by user Trembling in ADDitude’s now-retired community.
Background noise helps me to feel comfortable. The distractibility in my case isn’t a function of outside influences. My mind is a scrambled t.v. screen without meds. That’s just me, but perhaps the kids in your class experience less interruptions from those noises than you might believe.
In school as a child, my mind went off on a wild goose chase while doing my best to listen to the teacher without any sounds popping through the walls or ceiling.