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a logarithmic unit of sound intensity

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Acan as loud decibels, TRAFFIC About 40% of people in Europe are exposed to road traffic noise levels above 55 decibels, the level at which the World Health Organisation (WHO) says health issues can occur (50 decibels is the level of a normal conversation).
The noise from a train horn (more than 110 decibels at 100 feet) can have an impact greater than a siren.
The tests showed that when soiling was introduced, a leading manufacturer, who aggressively promotes low sound levels, recorded an increase of 6 decibel levels as compared to its advertised sound levels, while Miele Dishwashers maintained the same decibel rating.
Although the amount of construction taking place across the city after dark has not been as abundant as during the economic boom, authorities continue to extend their concern to residents so that any type of construction does not exceed 45 decibels.
When you consider that pain from exposure to high sound pressure levels only occurs at around 120 decibels, you can see that prolonged listening at levels lower than this threshold yet high enough to cause damage to hearing is something that is easily tolerated.
Few realize that prolonged exposure to high decibels may jeopardize their hearing.
Aas loud decibels, twice TRAFFIC About 40% of people in Europe are exposed to road traffic noise levels above 55 decibels, the level at which the World Health Organisation (WHO) says health issues can occur (50 decibels is the level of a normal conversation).
The legal level is 82 decibels, but in line with other forces we are using 90 decibels as the limit to take account for the effects of any wear and tear," said PC Edwards, who has also come across cars registering levels of 104db, 103db and 96db.
When a sound becomes twice as loud, it has increased by about 10 decibels.
By comparison, the Occupational and Health Administration - OSHA - sets time limits for workplaces for noise levels of 85 decibels or more.
HELIAX, Decibel, and ValuLine are registered trademarks of Andrew Corporation.
Houses with a noise level of 80 decibel have already received additional insulation to reduce the noise to 45 decibel.
In addition, although the decibel level will drop with distance, the frequency remains the same.
Also during the Hawaii test, a snorkler was exposed to a 125 decibel LFA broadcast over a period of thirty to forty-five minutes.