Thank you, Damon, for your comments. I have taken a similar approach on my own, and the situation is improving. In realizing that my involuntary reactions are out of proportion to their triggering sounds,it’s important to recognize the triggers and try to soften the response as much as possible. It can be worked around, if all parties involved in the situation employ understanding and make an effort to be introspective and kind. I’m not sure you or anyone else can speak for my husband, but perhaps no one has to end up taking things personally if everyone works together. Good luck.