Wasn't sure if this was the appropriate place to post this but I was hoping for a little advice. I'm finding going to work to be slightly anxiety producing because there are occasional loud noises from time to time. I work in a receiving dock for a major retailer so there are industrial balers and compactors and such which I generally find far too loud especially with the hearing sensitivity. My question is do y'all think it would be appropriate to block out the occasional sounds with ear buds? It's easier for me to get them in quickly and keep working when I know a loud sound is a coming, definitely takes the edge off from what I can tell. Also I'm trying not to over wear them at work as I have a hard time believing the sounds of opening boxes and general work would be loud enough to damage my hearing, even though I find the sounds to be loud enough to cause me momentary anxiety. Overall I'm thinking I gotta get a new quieter job anyway but in the meantime what do you think?