Just like childhood, I do my most productive work with metal absolutely fucking blasting in my ears. I grew up with diagnosed ADHD and the only way I could complete homework was with music cranked. My parents were cool about it when I explained why my bedroom was deafening during homework time.
@kryosleep Same, except different. Being hard of hearing, silence was deafening (...hah...) so I needed noise. It was more Godsmack and Sevendust in those early days.