I am Buddhist, and try my best to practice meditation and mindfulness as often as possible. However, I find meditation a real struggle due to my noise sensitivity. My body reacts to even the slightest amount of noise. It just seems to go into a panic. I'm very hyper sensitive and react strongly to stimulus (and as such I cannot leave the house much) - though noise is the worst. However, I live in a family home where there are always people in the house, and well, they create noise. Usually when I am not meditating, I deal with the noise by using ear plugs, ear muffs, playing white noise, or playing soft classical music (which I do not find disturbing). However, when I meditate I find all of these things a distraction and so cannot use them. As such I always end up reacting badly to the noise, and it frequently means I cannot really get into the meditation. This is very frustrating, as on the rare occasions I do get silence, I love my meditations and really get into them, and feel so much better afterwards. So I guess I was just hoping that other people may have some tips on dealing with this. Does anyone else find their noise sensitivity disrupts their meditation practice? And have you found a way of dealing with it? I have tried just trying to let go, and keep my focus on the practice, but my body reacts so extremely (my heart will race, I'll get palpitations, I'll hyperventilate, and just generally feel panicky like I'm being chased by a tiger or something!) that I just don't find this cuts it.