RE: FWD: Quiet workplace
In the meantime, you can get noise-cancelling headphones. They aren't cheap, but they are just amazing. Stop by at a store that sells them and ask to try them out.
I run into the noise problem all the time when I am trying to study, I have three teenagers and a multitude of cats.
The noise-cancelling headphones were a bit pricey, so I tried out a pair that were passive noise reduction. (If you want the brand and model, email me offlist). I also picked up some of those "environments" type CD's.
The difference is astonishing. The rain/surf/what have you sounds don't interfere with my concentration, but totally block out the noise (to the point that someone can watch TV right next to me without a problem)
The particular headphones I have also has an independent volume control which helps--I can easily turn it up a little if the background noise warrants.
They are a bit heavy, but I found it a small price to pay to be able to think.
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RE: FWD: Quiet workplace: From: Diane Evans
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