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Author Jan L. Mayes Future World Listening

Are you going to answer the World Listening Project’s questions about sound? July 18th is World Listening Day, a yearly global event organized by the World Listening Project. This year’s Future Listening theme was created by Filipino sound artist Teresa Barrozo. The theme calls for reimagining a personal and universal future through listening. Participants are …

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How My New Black & Decker “50% Quieter” Electric Leaf Blower Wasn’t Quiet and Wasn’t 68 dBA Avg

Would you say this product is being marketed as Quiet? I needed a vacuum/mulcher for cleaning up garden leaves. I wanted to Buy Quiet, so I researched different manufacturers. I checked the product specs. Only Black & Decker claimed their electric 12 A Model BV5600 was quiet with 68 dBA listed as noise level in …

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Loud Car Stereo Audiophile Charged with Criminal Mischief

Police charged a self-proclaimed audiophile with criminal mischief for disturbing the lawful quiet enjoyment of other people’s property. This noiser’s stereo system is so loud—the whole back seat of his car is rigged up with stereo equipment—when he drives by, people’s walls vibrate, cups fall off tables and small children burst into tears. The quiet …

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