The sound of silence

Dear Editor,
The frenetic pace of modern life has desensitised us to the deleterious effects of noise on our physical and psychological well-being (“Can we have some silence, please?”, June 23).
The adage ‘silence is golden’ has lost appeal in today’s age as a virtue. We have stopped treating noise as a serious problem and decided to coexist with it as an evil that cannot be eliminated. The war on noise has to start from the realization that it is a public health hazard.
Abhi Gupta
Kunjwani, Jammu

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