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6:40 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Sound Tracker In Race Against Silence

Gordon Hempton edits his "greatest hits" at his home studio in Indianola, WA.
Credit Tom Banse

The man who identified the quietest place in the Lower 48 - dubbed the "One Square Inch of Silence" - is going deaf. This Olympic Peninsula fellow campaigned against noise pollution, particularly at his symbolic spot in the Hoh Rain Forest. The self-described "Sound Tracker" is now in a race to edit his life's work before he loses more of his hearing. Correspondent Tom Banse reports.

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