I'm looking for the title/author of a short sci-fi story about a domed isolated city where people undergo (without knowing) a hypnotic treatment, to see the city as lush and beautiful, with parks and lots of green, when in fact it's a horrible industrial inferno with fire, heavy machinery and noise. The protagonist starts to see reality when the hypnotic treatment wears off from time to time, making him think he's having horrible apocalyptic visions or going insane, when in fact he's seeing the city the way it actually is, momentarily.
The protagonist seeks help and goes to see a trusted friend, a blind man (who is like a counselor/psychologist). The blind man then consults with someone else (probably from the small elite governing the city) who knows the truth: that the protagonist is not insane, he's not having visions, only that everyone undergoes a hypnotic treatment to see the city as beautiful so as to not live through the trauma of inhabiting a noisy, industrial inferno. The protagonist never finds this out.
The story is none of the following:
- "The Futurological Congress" by Stanislaw Lem.
- "The Mad Metropolis" by Philip E. High.
- "Moongazer" by Marianne Mancusi.
- "The Eyes of the Overworld" by Jack Vance.
- "The Cull" by Robert Reed.