Think the only difference between myself and others here is how I respond to such over stimuli (or lack there of). I become agitated, down right angry with all the noise around me. In fact I've even got to the point where I call unwanted verbal exchange as nothing more than noise.
It is frustrating with so many people around. You can hear them all, make out every single freaking conversation and when others demand you pay attention it's a wonder how the hell they even can with all all that freaking static. I get so, so, mad that people are talking talking talking, about mindless dribble. I've learned to zone a lot of it out, mostly because I had very bad anger issues when I was much younger, and focus on things elsewhere when possible.
I have, however, grown used to silence, especially since it's not noise, in that I realized it's never truly silent. Most so, though, with me is total darkness. A complete lack of visual stimuli (yes, even while sleeping) bothers me horribly. So I leave electronics on just for their illuminated "On" lights (their electric hum
helps too). Heaven forbid the power go out or I'll start pacing the house as my brain just goes and goes and goes.
For all of the above reason, I was given video games as a kid and continue to use them as a proper bright and flashy distraction. Handheld gaming is the work of The Gods, I tell you. Batteries is all you need and they are always there when you need distracting.