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Is 74 dB too loud?

Is 74 dB too loud?

Sound is measured in decibels (dB). A whisper is about 30 dB, normal conversation is about 60 dB, and a motorcycle engine running is about 95 dB. Noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing. Loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears.

How quiet is 75 decibels?

Topic Overview

Noise Average decibels (dB)
Normal conversation, background music 60
Office noise, inside car at 60 mph 70
Vacuum cleaner, average radio 75
Heavy traffic, window air conditioner, noisy restaurant, power lawn mower 80–89 (sounds above 85 dB are harmful)

Is 75 decibel safe?

Decibels & Damage Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). Sounds of less than 75 decibels, even after a lengthy exposure, are unlikely to cause hearing loss. However extended or repeated exposure to sounds at or above 85 decibels (approximately the level of a vacuum cleaner) can cause hearing loss.

Is 74 dB loud for a generator?

Diesel generators are normally found to be around 75 – 85 Dba, but a lower speed diesel or when enclosed in a canopy can make a difference and the noise level can be a lot lower.

What is the maximum safe decibel level?

Environmental noise regulations usually specify a maximum outdoor noise level of 60 to 65 dB(A), while occupational safety organizations recommend that the maximum exposure to noise is 40 hours per week at 85 to 90 dB(A).

How many decibels is harmful?

Typically, any sound louder than 85 decibels (dB) is considered dangerous to your hearing. Sounds levels above 120dB may cause pain. When using earbuds, the audio is transmitted directly to your ear canal.

What is a safe dB level?

In general, noise levels below 85 dBA (decibels) are considered safe, while anything above 85 dBA will cause hearing loss.

What is the best sound level meter?

Extech Instruments 407730.

  • Foneso GM1356.
  • BAFX Products BAFX3370.
  • Dr.Meter MS10.
  • T Tocas SL1361.