COVID-19 RESPONSE: All CRRL branches are closed until further notice. Late fees will not accrue, and holds will not expire. Book drops are closed. Please keep all materials. We are still issuing new library cards. Customer Service staff are available Mon-Fri, 9-5. Research staff are available Mon-Sat, 9-5, Sun 1-5.
Our sense of hearing makes it easy to connect with the world and the people around us. The human system for processing sound is a biological marvel, an intricate assembly of delicate membranes, bones, receptor cells, and neurons. Yet many people take their ears for granted, abusing them with loud restaurants, rock concerts, and Q-tips. And then, eventually, most of us start to go deaf.