Maybe he has some kind of medical condition that prevents the use of any type of headphones or earbuds whatsoever. Come on guys, don't judge. This is a completely reasonable and well thought out post, not lacking in self awareness at all.
This seems uneccessarily condescending coming from a moderator.
I'm sure you'll get over it, or maybe you can start a completely reasonable and well thought out forum thread of your own to address this.