Author Garret Keizer On Noise

Vermont writer Garret Keizer traveled the world for his book, The Unwanted Sound Of Everything We Want. We talk with him about the connections between noise, technology and culture. We also hear from the Montpelier based Noise Pollution Clearinghouse. 

Hearing loss is on the rise

Most people are bombarded by noise. There’s traffic, sirens, power saws and leaf blowers. Too much noise is the number one cause of hearing loss, affecting 36 million Americans. And that number is expected to increase by more than 50% over the next 25 years.