Hi all Not sure if any one of you have had any similar experience. I have T and mild H, of which the latter increased because of recent spikes in T. When I go to the hair salon, I normally just need to plug the ear plugs when my stylist is going to use the hair dryer. However, during my recent visit, I realized I could not tolerate the noise of the hair dryers from other seats, which are a distance away from me. It still sounded loud and irritating to my ears even with ear plugs in. The sound metre on my phone hovered around 70 db and I actually found the sound of the dryer on me more tolerable. It just does not make sense to me. I ended up wearing ear plugs through out my time there, which distressed me. After my recent spikes, I noticed certain noises like music in the gym, busy traffic still sounded loud even with ear plugs in. This has never been the case prior. I wonder if this is just due to H, which I hope will abate eventually, or my anxiety of exacerbating my T?