Loud Movies Why is the sound in cinemas overwhelming these days? Commentator Lenore Skenazy believes it is because digital technology now allows high volume without distortion. She thinks our ears are imperiled by the 110 decibels that can come from movie theaters
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Loud Movies

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Loud Movies

Loud Movies

Loud Movies

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Why is the sound in cinemas overwhelming these days? Commentator Lenore Skenazy believes it is because digital technology now allows high volume without distortion. She thinks our ears are imperiled by the 110 decibels that can come from movie theaters