I have to be very careful because sounds trigger seizures. Most of the time I use earbuds with classical music playing when I am outside my home. About 3 or so years ago I was carried to the ER with convulsive Status epilepticus and almost died. All because of the alarm on a deep frier in a local diner. Once I was in the ER they gave me two shots of Versed. I came out of it but was kept overnight.