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    Sounds and Loudness

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    How loud is too loud? When is a sound too loud? What can be done about sounds/noises that are too loud for you? If you have some ideas I am very happy to learn from you.

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    Noise is measured in units called decibels. The higher the number in decibels, the louder the noise. The louder the noise, the greater the risk of hearing loss. Hearing loss can occur with regular exposure to noise levels of 110 decibels or more for periods longer than one minute. No more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure to 100 decibels is recommended. Long-term exposure to 80-85 decibels or over can cause ...

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