Sound Ledger¹ (Too Much Sound in Brussels Edition)

Audio culture by the numbers

8: The number of months reduced of some Brussels residents’ lives due to noise pollution

64: The percent of people in Brussels who hear 55 decibels “at any given moment of the day, equal to a normal conversation”

5.5: The multiple of normal car noise produced by trucks


Originally published in the March 28, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter. Get it in your inbox via

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