How do you guys work in open office, even when you hate it?

My boyfriend bought these rather expensive noise cancelling earphones. (Bose QuietComfort 35ii)
I initially thought they were an extravagant money waste, but turned out amazing. You can't hear a thing from the outside world when they are on, as if going under water. He is using it in an open office at work when has to concentrate. If they don't mind you wearing them now and again and become a mute, might be the thing that could work until you find a place with more privacy.

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