Hearing management

14 December 2011

Noise levels of common sounds

What is the noise level of whispering, a chainsaw or rock music?

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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

 

 

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AuD degree obtained in 2013 at AT Still University Health Science Depart-ment, Arizona. Masters in Communication Pathology at the University of Pretoria, 2003. Remedial Teaching Diploma at Rand University, 1996. Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at the University of Pretoria, 1993. Owner of a private practice in Pretoria since 1999. Educating the community regarding early identification of hearing problems and screening of new-borns. Providing assistance and services at retirement homes. Part-time lecturer at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. External examiner at the University of Pretoria and the University of Limpopo. Presenter at conferences and seminars.

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