As part of the development team at my work, we spread our work areas into other departments so we can get perspective from that area.
Currently, I work in a cubicle in the purchasing department.
Unfortunately, the purchasing department has piped music into the ceiling, and the speaker is 10 feet from my head. The guy that manages the music sets it to one of two radio stations - top 40 or country. I get to hear about 10 songs repeated 5 times a day, with a few random songs I hate thrown in for 'variety'.
As a programmer, I'm typically thinking really hard. I'm the type that needs it quiet, otherwise I'm distracted.
Can anyone recommend earplugs or noise-canceling headphones that will block 60db of radio CRAP???