Sound Ledger¹ (Leaf Blowers, Sound Documentary, Hearing Aids)

Audio culture by the numbers

50,000: Estimated cost, in $US, for a Washington, D.C., landscaping company to replace all its gas-powered leaf blowers

32: The number of sounds explored in director Sam Green’s new headphones-only documentary film (more below)

40,000: The fine, in $US, four companies have agreed to pay for “marketing their over-the-counter hearing aids as ‘FDA-approved’”


Blowers: Film: FDA:

Originally published in the March 14, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter

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