Everything is so loud now... I find myself using earplugs more and more frequently.
Actually, the smart thing to do would be to expose myself to noise more often, instead of trying to avoid it. It always seems that when you dislike or are afraid of something, the secret is to immerse yourself in it, not run away from it. When you saturate yourself with something you disdain, you either build up a resistance to it, or learn to appreciate it.