The Decibels Quiz


We’ve discussed the detrimental effects of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) due to overexposure to loud sounds in several of our blog posts. Today, we’re doing something a little different – seeing if you’ve been paying attention!

QuizBelow you will see a list of things we encounter in our daily lives. Do you know which ones exceed the safety threshold of 85 decibels (dB)? Feel free to post your answers in the Comments section and we’ll let you know the correct answers next week.




  1. Jet airplane engine
  2. Refrigerator
  3. City traffic
  4. Vacuum cleaner
  5. .22 LR rifle
  6. Fireworks
  7. Crowded restaurant
  8. Rock concert
  9. Steady rain
  10. Washing machine
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