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 Top 10 cervical cancer myths Mental health Sex slaves remain traumatised long after freedom Sex Are oral sex and foreplay allowed in Islam? Medical Photo-sharing app for medics available in SA Medical Oxygen may not help heart attack victims Medical Blue-eyed people may face higher melanoma risk 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 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. Vitamin wise » Vitamins for HIV What to eat for vitamin B? Cut down on vitamins All you need to know about vitamins Find out which vitamin to use for which condition. Ask our Vitamin expert.