# How noisy is 50 dBA?

What does 50 dBA sound like?

50 dB is as loud as a quiet conversation, a quiet suburb, a quiet office, or a quiet refrigerator. Notice the use of the word 'quiet' when describing this noise level? That's because all sounds between 31-60 decibels are considered quiet.

## Is 50 decibels loud for a dishwasher?

A rating of 45 or lower is virtually silent — similar to a low discussion in a library or quieter. Decibel levels between 45 and 50 sound similar to a rainfall. Ratings of 50 or higher are equivalent to the level of a normal conversation.

## Is 52 dBA loud?

Every sound has a decibel level associated with it. If an item is 52 dB(A), then it has a sound similar in intensity to a electric fan, hair dryer, a running refrigerator and a quiet street. Other common sounds include a blender at 90 dB(A), diesel truck 100 dB(A) and a crying baby can reach 110 dB(A).

## How many decibels is considered quiet?

Example of decibels

DECIBEL SOUND EXAMPLE
30 Very quiet Whispering
40 Living room, quiet classroom
50 Limited sound Refrigerator working, car driving past
55 Percolating coffee-maker

## How much more intense is a sound of 50 dB than a sound of 40 dB?

The ratio is 10, so the correct answer is that 50 db sound is 10 times as loud as the 40 db sound.

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