Connecticut may lower movie volumes
March 10 , 2014
Connecticut could become the first state to lower the volume at the movies. The bill is currently being considered and theaters may stop showing films that exceed 85 decibels.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health stated that noise above 85 decibels could result in a hearing loss.
"Hopefully this will be a wakeup call to the theater owners and the MPAA to get their act together and do something that's good for the public and still will satisfy their needs," William Young who pushed the measure said. However, an exec with the Motional Picture Association of America mentioned that the move is unnecessary since they've "gone to great lengths to make sure that average is in an acceptable range that is not harmful."