7: The number of decibels that France will lower noise limits at race tracks, down to 95dB from 102dB
0: Number of patient rooms in three studied ICUs that meet the World Health Organization’s threshold for noise
85: Percent of instances when chicken distress cheeps are accurately detected by machine listening algorithms
France: visordown.com. ICUs: acousticbulletin.com. Chickens: newscientist.com.
Originally published in the July 4, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter. Get it in your inbox via tinyletter.com/disquiet.