For years Jared Cocken planned his life in New York City around sound—mostly because he lives with a rare hearing condition called hyperacusis, making life in the noisy city challenging. But after the March 2020 pandemic lockdown began, life became a little easier on his ears.
Dan Latu reports 📝
Noise can be disturbingly loud for people with the rare hearing condition hyperacusis. When the March 2020 shutdown quieted the environment, less sound meant less suffering.