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 » How is tinnitus treated? What is tinnitus and is it caused by exposure to loud noises? 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 News What the world thinks of Oscar's sentence Medical Goodbye to reading glasses? News Airport screening can curb spread of Ebola Diet and nutrition Teenagers and steroid abuse Parenting Pollution in pregnancy linked to weak lungs in child Medical The Ebola outbreak so far From our sponsors Exam stress – a challenge for the whole family Eduloan offers affordable education finance Vote for 2014 Hill's Pet Slimmer of the Year Live healthier Strenghten your immunity » Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity 5 immune boosters in your kitchen You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen. Depression » Depression Depression and ageing Teen depression Depression: do you know the signs? One of the key roles you can play in the health of someone who is depressed or suffers from anxiety is to make sure they get the help they need. Here's what you need to know.