No-one seemed to have asked him whether this was an improvement to his quality of life.
No-one seemed to have tested whether this new strategy impacted on his mental health, his ability to focus, or his ability to communicate.
I ran a poll, on Twitter about the general principle of not using headphones. These are the results.
A lot of people explained why noise sensitivity is not just a poor coping strategy by us, or an irrational phobia. They explained how noise cancelling headphones may enable functioning, thriving, quality of life, employment, socialisation, friendships.
We generally do not tell people to, for example, do without a coat and umbrella in the rain, in order to get them to tolerate being soaking wet when outside.
Adaptations exist for a reason. They work.
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