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a logarithmic unit of sound intensity

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The organisers, Big Day Out, have been given the go-ahead by Perth and Kinross Council to let bands play their hits at 140 decibels.
He said in a letter to the council: "The residents recognise that the pop music element of a festival cannot function acceptably (to those relevant attenders) within a decibel limit of 45 decibels .
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard recorded a decibel count four higher than any other player as the team line-ups were announced.
The decibel (dB) attenuation data were obtained in an independent testing facility, the Auditory Systems Laboratory at Virginia Tech, which is under the direction of Dr.
During his sell-out summer gig at the ground last year, Rod Stewart only managed to notch up 96 decibels.
8 decibels, what will it hit today during a critical moment of the first-ever matchup between top-10 teams in Autzen history when No.
The average overnight noise level was reduced from 45 decibels originally to 42 decibels after the changes.
Cutting bacon with a knife on a plate generates a surprising 90 decibels of sound, while the ping of an average microwave lets loose 76 decibels of noise.
The program aims to reduce noise from 60 to 70 decibels to about 45 decibels.
Some levels are projected to be above the government's own guidelines of 57 decibels for night noise, and above the World Health Organisation's limit of 54 decibels - the limit which causes serious community annoyance.
They want us to operate at a noise level of 42 decibels and, in five years, they want to reduce it to 37 decibels.
Usually stage 3 aircraft are 10 decibels quieter than stage 2 aircraft.
Decibels measure the intensity (or amount of energy) produced by sounds, an indication of loudness.
For ATOC, Munk and others planned to use a softer sound--195 decibels at 75 hertz.
The acceptable noise-level decibels in the workplace ranges from 85 to 90 decibels, depending on the provincial jurisdiction and the company policy.