Decibel Apps Aren't Accurate

Discussion in 'Support' started by Dubbyaman, Nov 29, 2016.

tinnitus forum
    1. Dubbyaman
      Angry

      Dubbyaman Member

      Location:
      Northern Indiana
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Excessive loud noise
      I've been through a bunch of decibel apps on my android and they are NOT accurate. The first one I had measured talking level at 80 db or above even when I talked softly. I find that funny considering talking level is around 60 db. I have had this problem on both androids and iphones.
      The second app measured BLASTING headphones at around 60 db when it was clearly over 100 so my advice to fellow sufferers who want to keep their sound levels in check is not to trust them. Invest in an actual decibel meter.

      Take care
       
      • Like Like x 1
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Dubbyaman,
      Hope you are ok...lots of love glynis
       
      • Helpful Helpful x 1

Share This Page

Loading...
If you have ringing ears then you've come to the right place. We are a friendly tinnitus support board, dedicated to helping you discuss and understand what tinnitus treatments may work for you.