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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Penny Stevens is a Wits graduate of Audiology. She has been practising for 23 years, 21 of which have been in private practice. Penny is passionate about diagnostic audiology and vestibular assessment. Hearing aid fitting and managing hearing difficulties occupies most of her working day and she loves to know she has made a difference to her patient's lives. Penny is a registered member of the HPCSA as well as SAAA.

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