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        Noise Control and the Decibel | How We Got to Now: Sound

        Stand on the corner of 34th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City with How We Got to Now host Steven Johnson, and explore the history of attempts to control noise. Historical footage bring to life New York City in the 1920s, when Harvey Fletcher and the Noise Abatement Commission created more accurate ways to measure noise levels, and helped establish the decibel as the unit of measurement to do just that.


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