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Decibels and the Impact on Hearing

  A decibel, or (dB), is a unit that expresses the intensity of sound, measured by the “A” scale, approximating the ear’s response to a spectrum of sound frequencies. One bel is a power ratio of 10:1, and is divided into 10 decibels. An increase of three decibels is approximately a doubling of power. The human ear can discern sounds as soft as fingertips brushing over skin to a roaring airplane engine, which is a trillion times stronger than the lowest, measurable sound. Everyday sounds and their decibel ratings are: household air conditioners, 60 (dB); city traffic driving, 70 (dB); lawn equipment, 80-85 (dB); and a live amplified concert at 110 (dB), which can cause hearing loss after just five minutes.

Safeguarding your hearing is vital to your health no matter what your occupation or recreational pursuits. Protect your hearing from this noisy world—carry soft foam ear plugs with you for when you find yourself in a situation in which the noise level is unpleasant, even hazardous to your health. And turn to the skilled experience of a hearing aid specialist at ABSOLUTE HEARING SOLUTIONS for a thorough hearing examination and complete hearing healthcare services. 

Hint: The term bel comes from the name of telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell. A one-decibel difference in loudness between two sounds is the smallest difference detectable by human hearing.

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