Sound Ledger¹ (Noise Cancelling, Polluting, Leveling)

Audio culture by the numbers

200: Total potential improvement, in percent increase, of AirPods Pro (2nd generation) for noise cancellation

30: Number of years during which it is estimated that noise pollution increases two-to-threefold

65: Percent of Europeans estimated to be living with hazardous noise levels


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Originally published in the September 20, 2022, edition of the This Week in Sound email newsletter. Get it in your inbox via

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