Why is it hard to smell when I'm listening to something loud?

Periodically when I'm sitting at my desk with my headphones on listening to something I will realize a very faint smell and I've realized I always take off my headset before trying to smell it again and for some reason when I'm no longer listening to anything I can smell better. Is this normal? Can... show more Periodically when I'm sitting at my desk with my headphones on listening to something I will realize a very faint smell and I've realized I always take off my headset before trying to smell it again and for some reason when I'm no longer listening to anything I can smell better. Is this normal? Can listening to things impair other sensory operations?
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