Just wondered if anyone has any practical suggestions for a way to block out or at least muffle noise? Dad has been in a CH for over a year and has always had slight noise sensitivity but the last couple of weeks it’s got really bad and he’s constantly having to be moved out of the communal areas as he starts shouting loudly and getting very irritated when the activities co-ordinator talks in a slightly raised voice to the group (she's there 9-5) or if there are any conversations within earshot. We’ve been told it’s started to unsettle and agitate the other residents. I’ve been around the shops today trying to buy ear muffs but it’s not really the season and the only ones I found don’t really block out noise very effectively, likewise with headphones. Also considering foam earplugs but they’re a little fiddly and might either fall out else there’s a danger someone could push them too far into his ears causing damage. We still want to leave him with some hearing but just dim the sound around him. His cognition is so poor now that he no longer understands conversation and only hears it as noise which just aggravates him. Any ideas would be gratefully received, can see it becoming quite a problem if we can’t find a solution. There are no really quiet rooms in the CH and he can't be taken to his bedroom during the day as he needs constant supervision. Thanks very much.