That's exactly it, it just shorts you out. My neighbor started blasting the stereo this morning, and I went into complete freakout panic mode. I was shaking, I was not able to call the police. And the management here doesn't understand why I can't call the cops. It just freezes me up. I'm literally frozen and unable to think or do the things that need doing. I just panic, and I have to sit there trying to tell myself to calm down. It's horrible. I'm a totally different person when things are quiet. I can get stuff done and function. But if someone blasts a stereo on me, forget it. Same if someone is yelling. I can't take the noise.