August 17, 2011, 9:15 am
In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening."
In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares several ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.
First he says, reclaim silence. For at least a few minutes every day go to a room or a completely quiet place and listen to nothing, nothing at all. You need this to recalibrate.
Second, start consciously filtering noise. At a cocktail party hear the blender, the music, maybe in strain for the strings versus the guitar, and the hum of conversation.
And thirdly he offers an acronum for conscious listening with others…which Julian believes is the only way we’ll ever understand one another.