Ianto stuck his finger in his ear, wiggling it around. Something wasn’t right. Everyone was going about their work in complete silence.
Except… When he looked more closely, they were obviously chatting to each other, he just couldn’t hear them. Which was odd, to say the least.
He jumped and spun around as someone grabbed his shoulder. Jack.
Jack’s mouth was moving but Ianto had never thought to learn lip-reading.
Jack sighed, taking the small artefact Ianto was holding. Sound flooded back in. Ianto looked questioningly at Jack.
“It’s a personal sound-dampening field.”
“Oh. That’s good. Thought I’d gone deaf.”