How Loud is too Loud??

How Loud is too Loud??

Protect Your Ears

Know which noises can cause damage. Wear ear plugs when you are involved in a loud activity.

  • 110 Decibels : Regular exposure of more than 1 minute risks permanent hearing loss.
  • 100 Decibels : No more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure recommended.
  • 85 Decibels : Prolonged exposure to any noise at or above 85 decibels can cause gradual hearing loss.
How loud is to loud??
How Loud is too Loud?
Decibels Sound Source
150
Firecracker
120
Ambulance siren
110
Chain saw, Rock concert
105
Personal stereo system at maximum level
100
Wood shop, Snowmobile
95
Motorcycle
90
Power mower
85
Heavy city traffic
60
Normal conversation
40
Refrigerator humming
30
Whispered voice
0
Threshold of normal hearing