Throughout Chicago our soundscape will be filled explosions in celebration of the founding of the United States of America. The excitement of sparkling lights and loud noises is bring back fond memories, signals an annual cycle of American summertime. However, for some who are sensitive to sounds, especially of warfare, people and pets are highly disturbed. Veterans with battlefield experience, including trauma, are among them.
On another note, National Public Radio’s Ari Shapiro spoke with a pyrotechnics specialist about how firework sounds are designed.