Certain sounds bother my ears (and there is a name for this condition)
Many sounds bother (and even hurt) my ears.
That being the case I never watch T.V. for fear of the shrieking and shouting in the commercials; I rarely listen to classical music in my home or on the car radio ***; and when I listen to public radio in my car I am for ever turning the noise off - it bothers my ears.
I am more than bothered by the noise of lawn mowers, grass trimmers and edgers, and especially leaf blowers.
My local friends know that I cringe at the sounds of noisy restaurants; loud conversations; souped up cars and motor bikes; and modified Dodge Ram, Ford F series, and G.M. super trucks.
More than my discomfort at loud public sounds, I am deeply bothered and made very uncomfortable by high musical notes and sounds. I'd made a guess that any notes higher than the E above top C were bothersome. I tested this with any on line key board and my guess was more or less accurate.
So Baroque era music *** is problematic with its soaring and high trumpet, violin and flute sounds.
Cellos, Bassoons and French Horns work well for me!
In the days when I attended Church regularly I would often sit with my dear (and now departed) Anno and Adrian Swain. They sat very near the choir gallery in our almost "in the round" building.
Once a month the Church hand bell choir would play. When I saw that the hand bell choir was "on", I'd have to forsake Adrian and Anno and sit as far away from the bells as was possible.
I knew that the sound of hand bells bothered my ears greatly, but I did not know why.
Now I know that this aversions to certain sounds, and a somewhat painful reaction is not a foible of my mind, it is a genuine physical condition called Hyperacusis. See this:
There was story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune (26th July 2019) about hyperacusis. The story helped my to understand that hyperacusis is real - though thankfully in my case it is nowhere near as acute as that of the woman in the story.
Here is a link to the article: