That Is Loud

Posted: 01/24/2010 by that's Elbert in health

While watching the NFC championship game, the camera showed a decibel meter recording noise on the field at 102dB. Curiosity had me, so I found a chart that gave various decibel levels.

  • Normal conversation (3-5′), 60-70dB
  • Telephone dial tone, 80dB
  • Train whistle at 500′, Truck Traffic, 90dB
  • Level at which sustained exposure may result in hearing loss, 90 – 95dB
  • Power mower at 3′, 107dB
  • Sandblasting, Loud Rock Concert, 115dB
  • Pain begins, 125dB

Maybe they ought to hand out earplugs at the game.


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