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 Ask Hearing Care expert » What is tinnitus and is it caused by exposure to loud noises? Managing tinnitus using mindfulness 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 SPONSORED: So many prizes! Click through and see our fantastic competitions. advertisement Get a quote Momentum - save up to 35% on healthcare 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 Muhammad Ali set to recover from pneumonia Medical E-cigarettes less addictive than regular cigarettes Lifestyle Party like a pro Lifestyle Alcohol blackouts common in teens Lifestyle How to stay safe this holiday Lifestyle 13 food superstitions From our sponsors Uncontrolled periodontal disease and diabetes – a collective health risk? Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Live healthier Medical bills » GP and money Cut medical bills Medical savings account Medical scheme: what is a self-payment gap? Have you exhausted your day-to-day benefits and moved into your self-payment gap? Here's what it means. Allergy alert » Allergy myths Cold or allergy? Children and allergies Allergy facts vs. fiction Some of the greatest allergy myths and misconceptions can actually be damaging to your health.