Let's be kind and not say that with the slow demise of cursive handwriting and multisyllabic prose, we are becoming post-literate. However, I am approached almost daily with offers of infographics--information jammed into a snappy chart instead of a paragraph. Creative? Sure. But can't we still have some words? The above is from http://www.herzan.com/resources/articles/hearing-loss-and-musicians.html. It has to do with not sitting too close to the speakers if you plan on hearing the rest of your life.