Several years ago, probably around 2010/2011, I think I was using stumbleupon that I came across a website with a short story, I've been trying hard to find it again but I still haven't found, hopefully somebody here can help.
The story goes something like:
Suddenly, all around the world a sound started, everyone could hear it and it was so loud it was almost impossible to verbally communicate. The sound didn't stop, it drove some people crazy but eventually people got used to the sound, babies were born into it and knew nothing better and people became accustomed to lip reading and sign language. It carried on this way until one day the sound stopped, and that drove everyone crazy again.
I know that's not much to go on but that's as much as I can remember. The website I feel had minimalistic look with blacks and whites, no colour, and the story I think was in a thin'ish column in the middle.
Hopefully there is someone out there who knows this.