Decibel Tool


Guide to Decibels:

Exposure to noises above 85 decibels has the potential to damage your hearing. Which everyday sounds are safe, and which require ear protection? What’s louder—a jackhammer or a jet airplane? How loud is too loud? Explore our Guide to Decibels to find out!

Source for decibel levels:

Common Environmental Noise Levels Factsheet, Center for Hearing and Communication ©2012.

140
120
110
85
65
80
120
85
125
120
95
105
157
120
100
130