Just in time for the heated phase of the World Cup in Brazil the Hear the World Foundation has done the ultimate fan test.
A Sonova audiologist joined the crowds in a large public fan zone on iconic Vila Madalena in São Paulo for all games of the quarter finals carrying a digital sound level meter. To ascertain the noise level of the cheering fans the decibel level was recorded every time it spiked above 90 dB, and for which team the cheers were intended. At the end of every quarterfinal game the average decibel level of each team’s fan base was calculated. The result? It was loud and clear that Brazil is the front runner in the upcoming match-up.