# Question: How Are Intensity And Decibel Levels Related?

The relationship between Hertz and decibels allows a listener to measure the frequency and perceived loudness of any sound.

The frequency or amount of air pressure change vibration is measured in Hertz.

Decibels, in effect, measure the loudness of a sound and Hertz measures the frequency of the sound..

## How loud can a human yell?

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!

## At what level of intensity does sound become dangerous?

Common Sources of Noise and Decibel Levels Noise above 70 dB over a prolonged period of time may start to damage your hearing. Loud noise above 120 dB can cause immediate harm to your ears.

## What is the intensity in decibels?

The Decibel Scale The decibel level of a sound having an intensity of 10–12 W/m2 is β = 0 dB, because log10 1 = 0. That is, the threshold of human hearing is 0 decibels. Each factor of 10 in intensity corresponds to 10 dB.

## How are sound intensity and the decibel scale related?

The scale for measuring intensity is the decibel scale. The threshold of hearing is assigned a sound level of 0 decibels (abbreviated 0 dB); this sound corresponds to an intensity of 1*10-12 W/m2. A sound that is 10 times more intense ( 1*10-11 W/m2) is assigned a sound level of 10 dB.

## How does loudness relate to intensity?

The intensity of a sound is the power of the sound in Watts divided by the area the sound covers in square meters. The loudness of a sound relates the intensity of any given sound to the intensity at the threshold of hearing. It is measured in decibels (dB).

## How many decibels can kill you?

150 decibels is usually considered enough to burst your eardrums, but the threshold for death is usually pegged at around 185-200 dB. A passenger car driving by at 25 feet is about 60 dB, being next to a jackhammer or lawn mower is around 100 dB, a nearby chainsaw is 120 dB.

## Why do we use decibel scale?

The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit used to measure sound level. It is also widely used in electronics, signals and communication. The dB is a logarithmic way of describing a ratio. The ratio may be power, sound pressure, voltage or intensity or several other things.

## Why is 194 dB the loudest sound possible?

The reason is that the rarefaction pressure of the air cannot drop below this vacuum. Because of this, the loudest (sustained) sound possible is a pressure wave oscillating between vacuum and +2 atmospheres (1 atmosphere is standard sea-level pressure). Multiple sources identify this level at 194 dB SPL peak re 20 µPa.

## What is the loudest thing in the universe?

As far as I’m aware, the Perseus galaxy cluster is the current record holder for the loudest sound discovered in the Universe. Generating sound requires two conditions. First, there must be a medium that the sound waves can travel through, like air or some other gas.

## How many times louder is 100 dB than 60?

Loudness is measured in decibels (dB). As decibels rise, loudness quickly increases. A 10-dB rise is a 10-time leap in loudness. That means an 80-dB sound (a vacuum cleaner) is 10 times louder than a 70-dB sound (a telephone ringing) and 100 times louder than a 60-dB sound (normal conversation).