Home > Medical > Hearing management > Noise 14 December 2011 Noise levels of common sounds What is the noise level of whispering, a chainsaw or rock music? 0 Pin It Ask Hearing Care expert » Join Body Talk » Like Health24 on Facebook » Follow Health24 on Twitter » 10 weird body facts 10 weird ear facts Source Perception/hearing Sound level in dB SPL Whisper Rustle of leaves Just audible 10 Normal conversation Auto traffic Comfortable 60 Window air conditioner Motorcycle Uncomfortable 80 Power lawn mower Very Loud 100 Chain saw 110 Rock music 115 Oxygen torch Uncomfortably loud 120 More in Medical IPod generation risks hearing loss More: Hearing managementNoise advertisement Get a quote Selfmed - the one with the apple Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare Medihelp - quality, affordable medical scheme cover advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Add your comment Thank you, your comment has been submitted. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical World not ready for mass flu outbreak Medical Japan tests powerful breast cancer therapy Medical Vitamin C leads to TB breakthrough Medical China's bird flu outbreak cost $6.5 billion Lifestyle Teens are sharing more online Parenting Extreme weather threatens mental health From our sponsors Hill's Science Plan Canine Mini range There are more than 200 different viruses which can cause a cold A clinically proven skin care range is now available Medihelp’s regional information sessions Live healthier Be vitamin-smart » A-Z of vitamins What is vitamin C? Ask the expert Why we need vitamin D Even in a country with an abundance of sunlight you might have a vitamin D deficiency. Here's why. Beat acne » Stars with scars Acne tips Skincare Myths about acne Through the ages, there have been many myths about acne. We list the myths and give you the facts.