Archive for Thursday, August 23, 2001

8-23 decibels breakout

August 23, 2001

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Here are some decibel levels for common sounds:

20 -- quiet living room

40 -- quiet conversation

50 -- average office noise

60 -- busy street; conversational speech at 1 foot away

80 -- heavy truck traffic

110 -- power tools

130 -- threshold of pain

144.6 -- Nick Bross' stereo system

150 -- nearby jet engine

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