CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?Rick Rock
It may be time to get your ears checked. More than half of Americans say they’ve become more sensitive to noise since the pandemic started. Results of a new survey show that more than four in 10 adults have become more sensitive to loud music and loud conversations since the pandemic began in early 2020.
Source: Loop Earplugs survey, 2/28/22
I found this same information from several sources, but none explained the reason. I can only guess it's not that out hearing has decayed but because so many have been in lockdown have become unaccustomed to noise. ~RR~