My husband refuses to do anything about the old smoke detector that keeps going off. We just replaced the batteries in two of the five but one that got a new battery is still going off. It's old as hell and just needs to be replaced. I made him pull it down and take the battery out. It's STILL going off. I have had to listen to it for TWO FUCKING DAYS--even had to work today with it chirping loudly just a few feet away---making me jump about three or four times an hour. I *hate* loud noises. I'm not afraid of much, but loud noises wear me out and give me such anxiety that I can't even explain it. I'm not just sleeping with earplugs now; I wear them most hours of the day because I can't stand the noise. It's like I'm reliving the Friends episode with Phoebe and smoke detector. Only it's not funny. I've Googled the solution and one of them is to pull the breaker and get it to reset. Hubby won't allow it because he's working online--I get that but for FUCK'S SAKE, take a break and make that god damn noise stop!!!!!!!!!!!