Why I Can't Hear You

Katherine Bouton, an editor at the New York Times, talks about gradually losing her hearing, and why audiologists say we’re experiencing a national epidemic of hearing impairment. At present, 17 percent of the population suffers some degree of hearing loss—and it’s not exclusively a product of growing old. In Shouting Won’t Help: Why I—and 50 Million Other Americans—Can’t Hear You looks at the problem personally, psychologically, and physiologically.