I Was Clueless! Examples of Loud Sound in Decibels.

Discussion in 'Support' started by robinbird, Mar 23, 2015.

    1. robinbird

      robinbird Member Benefactor

      New Hampshire
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      high pitch hearing loss, both ears, right is worse
      I am beginning to strongly suspect my attack of T this past February, is from going to the cinema and seeing two movies fairly close in the space of time. I was never a movie goer, at least not in the last 20 years or so. In one war movie, I had my fingers in my ears at times, the other movie was not as bad. But I am now wondering if the industry or theaters understand that they may be contributing to the onslaught on T in people! If they are, they should be sued in my opinion.
      (This is only my opinion, not the opinion of where I found the bottom information)
      I went searching for what 'loud' is. I found some of these examples:

      The loudness of sound is measured in decibels (dB). Most experts recommend that you use earplugs when exposed to 85 dB and above.

      20 dB Ticking watch
      30 dB Quiet whisper
      40 dB Refrigerator hum
      50 dB Rainfall
      60 dB Sewing machine
      70 dB Washing machine
      80 dB Alarm clock (two feet away)
      85 dB Average traffic
      95 dB MRI
      100 dB Blow dryer, subway train
      105 dB Power mower, chainsaw
      110 dB Screaming child
      120 dB Rock concert, thunderclap
      130 dB Jackhammer, jet plane (100 feet away)

      This has certainly opened up my eyes. I will make sure to protect my ears from now on with earplugs.
    2. Stink

      Stink Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      yes, how many of us have used blow dryer? or power mower without ear plugs? many!
      • Agree Agree x 1

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