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How do you respond to someone who talks very loudly even if they are near you?

Posted - January 10


  • 6570
    I start singing circus theme music in my head, nod and smile,  and pretend I’m listening until it’s over. 
      January 10, 2019 11:37 AM MST

  • 5450
    I'll tell them like I tell my dad. SHADDUP!!!
      January 10, 2019 11:39 AM MST

  • I am not hard of hearing, so please don't shout at me!
      January 10, 2019 11:46 AM MST

  • 7190
    I'm half deaf, so that would increase the chances I might actually hear them. lol 
      January 10, 2019 12:15 PM MST

  • 2756
    I reach my hand out towards them and pretend I'm turning down a volume knob while saying "indoor voice".   They usually get the hint.
      January 10, 2019 12:44 PM MST

  • 10442
    I just listen very quietly or more like not at's a thing I've done from a very young age and what my parents called... Very Selective  Hearing ....:)D
      January 10, 2019 1:49 PM MST

  • 11187
    Tell them to back up and tone it down.
      January 10, 2019 3:57 PM MST

  • I scream at them "I see you went to the concert last night, too.  I can't hear a damn thing either". :P
      January 10, 2019 4:05 PM MST

  • 3698
    Have some fun with it - like when they ask me something in a loud voice I'll say - what. Then when they repeat it even louder Ill say excuse me and if they repeat it again I'll quietly mumble - loud talkers say what - usually they say what.  Cheers!
      January 10, 2019 4:25 PM MST

  • 1992
    Usually, I walk away and avoid that person as much as possible.

    Sometimes it's not possible.

    I carry foam earplugs in my handbag.

    If someone or something is too loud, I put them in.

    I care about my hearing and don't want to risk losing it if I can help it.

    This post was edited by bookworm at January 11, 2019 12:18 AM MST
      January 10, 2019 6:24 PM MST

  • 979
    Turn them off in my head. Or, you could call it ignoring them. I'm good at that.
      January 10, 2019 7:14 PM MST

  • 9289
    I find there are a lot of people today who speak too loudly and I attribute that in some cases to growing older and in other cases to everyone now using earbuds to listen to loud music.  It's difficult to say anything mean so unless it was someone with whom I had to chat up, I would just walk away after a short time.
      January 10, 2019 10:09 PM MST