Online Calculator: Noise Pollution Maximal Exposure Time for Human Ear Safety

How to Use This Calculator

To use this noise pollution calculator, enter the noise level in deceibels (dB) and it will automatically calculate the maximum amount of time for safe exposure. You should never expose yourself more than this displayed time to protect yourself from hearing loss.   

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Noise Pollution Calculator - Maximal Exposure Time

 

Noise-Levels of Some Common Everyday Activities (in Decibels)

If you’re unsure of the noise levels, you can refer to the below chart to find the activity you’re most exposed to.  

0 dB
Toilet Flushing
0 dB
Heavy Traffic/Car Honking
0 dB
Lawn Mower
0 dB
Food Processor, Power Tools
0 dB
Concerts, Sporting Events
0 dB
Chainsaw, Jackhammer
0 dB
Fireworks at 3 feet
0 dB
Chainsaw, Jackhammer
0 dB
Gunshot
"Noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable, but once it occurs, it is irreversible and permanent. That is why it is so important to take proactive steps to protect yourself."
paul farrell asha
Paul Farrell
Associate Director, Audiology Professional Practices at The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)