Especially for other people with hyersensitivity issues
My college requires that everyone take a music or theater class. Of all the classes available, History of Rock and Roll sounded by far the most interesting, so I chose that. The class has been going good so far, except that the professor plays the music rather loudly. So I met with her after class today and explained that I have hypersensitive hearing, and asked if she could play the music at a lower volume. Her response? No, because rock music has to be played loud. And then she suggested I take a different class. WTF? Rock music has to be loud?? I asked if I could sit in the very back of the classroom, but she said it wouldn't make any difference because of how the speakers are set up. ARGH. Why can't she play the music at the volume at which she speaks?? If everyone can hear her talk, then they should be able to hear the music at that volume too, right?? I'm very upset about this, and I had not expected her to refuse my request to lower the volume.
Is there anything I can do? Or should I just drop the class? Earplugs aren't an option due to ear infections =(