Gal Beckerman in “The Case for Covering Your Ears,” writes about the importance of being silent and of hearing silence in a noisy world.
An ambitious recording project in Cremona, Italy requires quiet in the streets surrounding an auditorium where the town’s famous violins will be recorded. And everyone in town joins in.
The high cost of hearing aids may be coming down if proposed legislation is enacted. But Dr. Daniel Fink says that preventing hearing loss is the better option.