Name a sound you used to hear a lot before the pandemic, but not anymore . . .
A new survey asked people to name the top sounds they’ve missed during COVID. And live music got the most votes.
- Live music. 38% said it’s one of the top sounds they miss.
- Surround sound at movie theaters, 35%.
- Hearing a huge crowd cheering in person, 28%.
- The sound of kids or grandkids playing nearby, 24%. (Isn’t that also a sound parents would love to STOP hearing right now? One day alone would be great.)
Other sounds people said they miss include “sermons in church” . . . “slot machines” . . . and hearing someone say “I love you” in person.
We’re also looking forward to having face-to-face conversations without masks on.
Three out of four people think it’s more difficult to have a real conversation with masks. 57% say it’s a lot harder to have a good chat on Zoom than it is in person. And six in 10 agree the pandemic has hurt our conversation skills in general.