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The guy has hyperacusis or some similar disorder where he's hypersensitive to benign background noises. You probably don't understand how debilitating a disorder like this can be - common background noises, things that are impossible to control, are flagged by the brain as a 'threat' and activate the person's fight or flight response.
"Was in the kitchen this morning and could not help but overhear yourself and partner discussing financial matters to the tune of £16,000 quid, so i went into the living room to get peace".
I don't even have £1600 quid nor can ever recall having a discussing in our kitchen regarding £16,000!!!