The David Lynch Foundation is raising awareness of its programs for war veterans with post traumatic stress disorder, with “Sounds of Trauma”. The “Sounds of Trauma” commercial is designed to help families and friends of returned veterans get a sense of what it’s like to have memories triggered by everyday sounds. Sudden noises, such as balloon pops, can be startling for any of us. But for a returned veteran those sounds can take them back immediately to the battlefield. The David Lynch Foundation uses transcendental meditation to help those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder get back to a happy, healthy, productive life. Sounds of Trauma illustrates, in a poignant way, how difficult it is to get rid of the disorder and how necessary and valuable all of our support and the Foundation’s work is.