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 » Deaf and drop-dead gorgeous Video: 'Fake' interpreter vs. the real one 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 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 News Doctor leading Ebola fight contracts disease himself Medical SA to start HIV+ patients on antiretrovirals sooner Medical Gut bacteria suffer when hit with infection Medical High-salt diets can cause heart woes in diabetics News SA youth want drinking age lowered Medical Drinking alcohol lessens your chance of developing arthritis From our sponsors A number of good reasons why saving the tooth is a better option Breakfast like a King Alzheimer’s disease – incurable but preventable Cancer is a word that strikes fear into the hearts of many. Live healthier Yoga » Exercise time? Yoga mats matter Yoga and sleep What yoga can do for you Yoga is a stress-buster, but it also helps with anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain and other ills. 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.