I have had a major challenge throughout my young life with handling loud sounds! Several things were tried to help me including listening therapy with an Occupational Therapist. I also wore noise-canceling headphones and tried other therapies. The music programs helped me. I was 6 years-old a that time. I went to an Ear, Nose and Throat doctor to get an audiogram to see what my level of hearing really was. It show that my hearing was very sensitive, like a person with superhuman hearing. All of these things helped me to not be so fearful and overwhelmed around loud noises, which is great especially that now I love to go to sporting events and concerts!