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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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