Monday, July 26, 2010

Sound Trivia

Permanent hearing loss can result from prolonged exposure to sounds at 85 decibels (0 decibels is the threshold for hearing). For comparison, a busy street corner is about 80 decibels, a subway train heard from 20 feet is 100 decibels, a jet plane heard from 500 feet is 110 decibels, and loud thunder is 120 decibels.

2 comments:

Berry Blog said...

I went deaf from the squeals of delight from sexual partners. 'Scuse me...what did you say

Berry Blog said...

and a whisper from a negative comment can turn me into shock/paralysis when I don't even hear dynamite next door