Music and sound have always been a big part of my life. I participated in concert band all throughout middle and high school and have always enjoyed the natural sounds of everyday life. However, I do have mild hearing loss so many sounds that other people hear on a daily basis, I do not. I was surprised at how difficult this assignment became when I tried to listen to the sounds of silence. At one point over vacation, I sat down with my mom in “silence” and we compared what she could hear to what I was hearing. Many noises that would seem obvious to others such as a clock ticking or the furnace I have difficulty realizing they are occurring. Despite this, I found it interesting to listen to sounds that I wouldnt normally think about such as the running of water and the banging of rocks hitting a snowblower it became especially interesting when I listened to these sounds as a whole with everything else that was occurring.