# Is 300 decibels possible?

## Is 300 decibels possible?

Surprisingly, there is an actual upper limit to just how intense a noise can be. Most people who’ve taken science class have heard of the decibel scale, which measures the loudness of sound. Oddly enough, in air, a sound can’t get any higher than about 194 decibels and in water it’s around 270.

How loud can the human voice get?

Human screams can be quite loud, possibly exceeding 100 dB (as of March 2019, the world record is 129 dB!) —but you probably want to avoid that because screams that loud can hurt your ears! You should also have found sound levels drop off quickly as you get farther from the source.

How loud is a 100 dB?

Topic Overview

Noise Average decibels (dB)
Heavy traffic, window air conditioner, noisy restaurant, power lawn mower 80–89 (sounds above 85 dB are harmful)
Subway, shouted conversation 90–95
Boom box, ATV, motorcycle 96–100
School dance 101–105

### Can a loud sound create a black hole?

“If you could produce a sound louder than 1100 dB, you would create a black hole, and ultimately destroy the galaxy”.

How loud is a gunshot in decibels?

How loud is a gunshot? Decibel levels for firearms average between 140 and 165 dB.

What’s the loudest sound on earth?

The loudest sound in recorded history came from the volcanic eruption on the Indonesian island Krakatoa at 10.02 a.m. on August 27, 1883. The explosion caused two thirds of the island to collapse and formed tsunami waves as high as 46 m (151 ft) rocking ships as far away as South Africa.

#### How many decibels is harmful?

Typically, any sound louder than 85 decibels (dB) is considered dangerous to your hearing. Sounds levels above 120dB may cause pain. When using earbuds, the audio is transmitted directly to your ear canal.

What is a safe dB level?

In general, noise levels below 85 dBA (decibels) are considered safe, while anything above 85 dBA will cause hearing loss.

What is a safe decibel level?

According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), noises at or below 75 decibels are generally considered safe, even with long-term exposure. However, prolonged exposure to 85 decibels or above can cause ear damage.