Noise – What Noise?

Adam Eason wrote on an interesting posting on his blog a couple of days ago about noise and how it can affect your health.  The thing that I find most fascinating is the fact that some people adapt to different levels and types of noise quite easily whereas other people don’t.

Adam himself describes how he moved to a noisy environment as a student and that the noise became a comfort and reassuring after a while of adaption.  Since then he has moved to considerably quieter areas and adapted again.

I know though that he has met many clients who are totally freaking out about the situation they are in with noise.

I am wondering how much this variation in adapting is to do with the environment you are brought up in.