I don't know if it's just his extrovert nature, but my middle son just cannot tolerate silence. Even if it's not him talking, some sound has to be present around him.
I on the other hand, enjoy quiet. There are the few times (and they are few) when things get too quiet for me but in the mornings especially I like my coffee with some peace and quiet to think.
So he comes downstairs in the mornings and its:
Him: Mom, can I watch Netflix on the tv?
Me: No, I'm enjoying some peace and quiet, it's too early for loudness, and I'm using my laptop.
Him: hums, sings, whistles or gets out a toy that makes a good deal of noise.
Me: Remember I said I was enjoying some peace and quiet and it was too early for a lot of noise?
Him: But I want to watch tv, I'll turn it down!
Me: *realizing perhaps our definition of a lot of noise might be different* No, dear. I like the peace and quiet that comes from not having the tv on at all.
Him: Can I watch Netflix on your phone in the kitchen?
Me: Keep it plugged in and the volume low.
Hey, it's a compromise and I can't hear it that well when it's in the kitchen. But that's why I hear of this kind of technique and think "Juvenile".