Aspies see, sense and understand the world in a very different way. There is a set of mysterious and complex filtering mechanism in our brains to influence our daily behaviors. Every aspie was born with his/her unique set of filters.
It’s not easy to manage sound sensitivity. With my super sensitive hearing, I could hear every tiny sound so intensely that they become noises which make me feel very uncomfortable and agitated, stress me out.
Now I always prepare several sets of headphones and listen to music when needed: one at home, one in the office and one in my handbag (to use while traveling on subway, cab or bus).