As a child, once I started hearing the song of the cicadas, I knew summer was coming to an end.
To this day, I associate the cicada love song with the beginning of school. (Although, now that I’m a parent, that dread I used to feel has turned to joy.)
Some of my other favorite summer sounds include:
- My children’s squeals of delight while splashing in a pool or running through a sprinkler.
- The laughter of family and friends at the lake or a backyard barbecue.
- The music and voices singing along at a concert at Central Park or other outdoor venues.
What are your favorite summer sounds?
If you have untreated hearing loss, you’re not just missing out on the wonderful sounds of summer, but also the emotions and memories that accompany that those sounds.