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CHAPTER 2: Introduction to Hearing > LOUDNESS PERCEPTION - Pg. 40

PART I Basics Table 2.1 Typical sound levels in the environment dB(SPL) 140 130 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 Just audible Quiet Noisy Very noisy Ouch! Description Example sound/situation Long range gunfire at gunner's ear Threshold of pain Jet take-off at approximately 100 m Peak levels on a nightclub dance floor Loud shout at 1 m Heavy truck at about 10 m Heavy car traffic at about 10 m Car interior Normal conversation at 1 m Office noise level Living room in a quiet area Bedroom at night time Empty concert hall Gentle breeze through leaves