Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daily Decibels

For those of you that arent filmilar with the word Decibel. Here is some information that I hope could be helpful.

A Decibel (dB) is a unit of measurement used to quantify sound levels relative to some zero decibel reference. The level is based on the threshold of perception of an average human. The Decibel level of sounds is measured using a Logarithmic scale.
When sound gets high as 125 db or more this could damage your hearing.

Here are ways to protect your hearing by using:
- Ear plugs ( you can find them in cvs, foodstores, pharmacies).
- Head Phones ( sporting good stores, pharmacies).
- Walking away from the sounds if possible.

Here are just a few that I know that can cause damage to your hearing!!!

-0 = Threshold of normal hearing

-30= Whispered Voice

-40= Humming

-60= Normal Conversation

-85= Heavy City Traffic
Vaccum Cleaner
Electric Shaver
Hair Dryer
Alarm Clock

-90= Busy Street
Noisy Office

-95= Motorcycle

-100= Lawn Mower

-105= Ipods blasting at Maxaium Level

-110= Concerts to see your favorite band playing

-150= Fireworks** Can really damage your hearing especially if you start them and stay right where it is going off.


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