Deafening cinema sound is ruining films, claims Hugh Grant
In the Guardian on Sunday, an article appeared which had been set off by a tweet on 5 October from actor, producer Hugh Grant wh had been to see Joker. In it he simply put:
Am I old, or is the cinema MUCH TOO LOUD? Unendurable. Pointless.
The reaction to his post was quite staggering, and we were delighted to be contacted by journalist Vanessa Thorpe to ask for our input for the piece which she was writing as a follow up.
The article was also incredibly timely as it tied in perfectly with our new campaign Safe Around Sound, where we’re currently finding out more about levels of social sound, including the cinema.
When the article was live on Sunday our Twitter and Facebook pages were jammed full of comments, and they were overwhelming conclusive. Cinema screenings are, for many people, too loud.
And it’s not just the affect these sound levels have on someone with tinnitus, but anybody who is …