## How loud is 0 decibels?

0 decibels, being the threshold of human hearing in a laboratory setting, is quite quiet. This might be comparable to the dropping of a pin in on carpet. In most any case a normal human being would not even detect the noise source. Bear in mind sounds can measure in the negative decibels as well, 0 is not the threshold for sound altogether but simply the threshold for which human hearing begins detecting noises.

## How loud is 10 decibels?

An example of a sound source that is 10 decibels is a leaf falling from a tree.

## How loud is 15 decibels?

An example of a sound source that is 15 decibels is a cat purring.

## How loud is 20 decibels?

A quiet natural area with no wind is typically around 20 decibels.

## How loud is 30 decibels?

A typical human whisper is 30 decibels.

## How loud is 40 decibels?

A quiet classroom or a suburban area at night can be measured around 40 decibels.

## How loud is 50 decibels?

A refrigerator working or a car driving past would be 50 decibels.

## How loud is 55 decibels?

An example of 55 decibels is a percolating coffee machine or a household refrigerator.

## How loud is 60 decibels?

The sound of a typical human voice or a typical business office ambience would measure to be 60 decibels.

## How loud is 65 decibels?

A normal conversation is 65 decibels.

## How loud is 70 decibels?

An example of 70 decibels is a household television set on loud or several people on the telephone.

## How loud is 75 decibels?

A typical vacuum cleaner or a busy restaurant at lunchtime are examples of 75 decibels.

## How loud is 80 decibels?

An alarm clock, freight traffic, a doorbell, and a telephone dial tone are all examples of 80 decibels.

## How loud is 85 decibels?

Two good examples of 85 decibels are sawing and typical city traffic.

## How loud is 90 decibels?

A truck close by or a human screaming would measure to be 90 decibels.

**Sustained exposure here can result in hearing loss.**
## How loud is 95 decibels?

Examples of 95 decibels are a drill or a violin being played.

## How loud is 100 decibels?

A machine in a factory, a compressor, and a fighter jet at 300m are examples of 100 decibels.

## How loud is 105 decibels?

A helicopter at 100 feet would measure in at 105 decibels.

## How loud is 110 decibels?

Two examples of 110 decibels are a typical rock concert or a chainsaw at 3 feet.

## How loud is 115 decibels?

**The human body begins to perceive vibrations from low frequencies.**
## How loud is 120 decibels?

120 decibels is the limit of the human voice or how loud a police siren is.

**120 decibels is the lowest cited value for the human pain threshold.**
## How loud is 125 decibels?

A drum set creates a peak noise level of 125 decibels at the moment of striking.

**At 127 decibels tinnitus can set in from exposure.**
**At 128 decibels the human head begins to detect vibration.**
## How loud is 130 decibels?

Thunder is roughly 130 decibels in close proximity to the ground strike.

**At 132 decibels a human can begin to feel their eardrum flex.**
## How loud is 140 decibels?

A jet engine at 100 feet would measure to be 140 decibels.

**140 decibels is the human pain threshold according to OSHA.**
**At 140 decibels the human vocal cord begins to vibrate.**
**At 141 decibels nausea begins to set in.**
## How loud is 150 decibels?

Fireworks overhead are typically 150 decibels.

**A sustained noise level of 150 decibels will blur human vision and vibrate human lungs.**
## How loud is 160 decibels?

A typical firearm is 160 decibels.

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**At 163 decibels glass begins to shatter.**
## How loud is 170 decibels?

An avalanche is typically 170 decibels.

**At 172 decibels fog can begin to form depending on temperature, humidity, and dew point.**
## How loud is 180 decibels?

Rocket launch platforms measure in at 180 decibels.

## How loud is 194 decibels?

Some larger rockets have measured noise levels of 194 decibels.

**Between 190 and 195 decibels 50% of human eardrums will rupture.**
**194 decibels is the loudest possible sustained volume.**
## How loud is 204 decibels?

The behemoth Saturn V rocket was measured at 204 decibels! Some sources even cite a 220 decibel peak Wow!