Out of all of the sensory issues that Paige's battles on a daily basis, sound is the worst, by far.
She was 3 when we visited a hotel/indoor water park for the first time. It was a very small one, which only had a few slides. We figured she would have a blast since she loves water so much, but we never took into account the noise level. Needless to say, day one of the first indoor water park visit ended in a major meltdown. We continued our stay and tried the water park in short bursts the next day. Even though she hated the sound, her love of playing in water overrode her sensory issues.
Hands on ears aside... we love seeing her so happy!
At least she no longer melts down at the end of a day at the water park. Here she is with her brother, right after swimming all day.