AdviceHealth & Beauty
To Top

Safe Decibel Levels for Listening to Music

Does anyone know the safe db level listening to music? What should the db level be under to protect a person's hearing?

Ranleigh from Willmar, Mn

Ad
We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Flag
July 10, 20080 found this helpful

The "safe" db level of listening to music depends on the amount of time spent listening. Each individual also has different susceptibility to injury. So there is no quick and easy answer to the question unfortunately.

To my knowledge, there has not been specific research on the effects the db level of listening to music. However, there are data and standards for occupational exposures to noise.

For a discussion of the issue, you can consider this article:

http://www.sfga  DDGKUER3M323.DTL

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
July 10, 20080 found this helpful

The "safe" db level of listening to music depends on the amount of time spent listening. Each individual also has different susceptibility to injury. So unfortunately there is no easy answer to the question.

To my knowledge, there has not been specific research on the effects the db level of listening to music. However, there are data and standards for occupational exposures to noise.

For a discussion of the issue, you can consider this article:

http://www.sfga  DDGKUER3M323.DTL

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
July 14, 20080 found this helpful

If you don't have the equipment, you can't measure the decibel levels, anyway, so that info probably wouldn't help you, would it? Anyway....

As a general rule of thumb, you should be able to have a conversation with somebody in the same room without raising your voice. Also, headphones aren't a good idea, because they direct sound straight into your ears. I haven't used a headset in years, for this reason. I see people who seem permanently attached to their iPods, and I see a generation of people who will have hearing loss in the future.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
December 1, 20080 found this helpful

http://www.nwhe  ealthy/ear3.html

All you need to know.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
January 6, 20090 found this helpful

85dB (a waves) and (c waves) at 8 hours per day for 40 hours a week is in fact called excessive noise. The time then decreases per dB over that. So if your in a loud environment at work its a good idea to get some earplugs from your boss, as its his obligation to supply them.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Categories
Health & Beauty AdviceJuly 10, 2008
Guides
Closeup of a woman playing keyboard
Saving Money on Music Lessons
Saving Money on Audio Books
Saving Money on Audio Books
Bride and Groom Planning Wedding Music
Saving Money on Wedding Music
Dracula and a witch dancing.
Halloween Music Ideas
More
👒
Mother's Day Ideas!
🐰
Easter Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 28, 2017 at 7:16:17 AM on 10.0.2.82 in 3 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!