dB Decibel Meter - sound level measurement tool
By Elena Polyanskaya
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
dB Meter in your pocket.
Sound level meter with exclusive accuracy of measurements. Calibrated with professional high-precision decibel meter.
Please note that dB Meter - lux decibel measurement tool app is not a replacement for a professional device and should be used for private purposes only. It provides a simple way to measure audio volumes in your environment.
- Full support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.
- Unique and attractive design.
- Exclusive simplicity and convenience of use .
- Highly accurate measurements.
Please note the maximum measurement level in the app is limited to 120 dB.
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150-160 dB = Eardrum rupture
140 decibel = Aircraft carrier deck.
130 dB = Jet take-off (100 meters), gun blast at close range.
120 dB= Human pain threshold, loud rock concert.
110 decibel = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 1 hour.
100 dB = Serious hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours.
90 decibel = Likely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours.
80 decibel = Potential but unlikely hearing damage if sustained for more than 8 hours.
70 dB = Just annoying, but probably safe.
60 dB= Typical conversational volume.
50 dB = A quiet, library conversation.
40 decibel = A whisper.
30 dB= Barely audible sound.
20 decibel= Threshold of human hearing.
What's New in Version 2.0
Brand-new weighting algorithm. Ultimate percision.
One of the available option settings is db A and db C. There is virtually no explanation in the app for the difference other than offering a few examples. But what confuses me after Googling the terms is that some db A-based adjustments rely on information about the neighborhood in which the readings are being taken. As explained by engineers, there are seven kinds of neighborhood upon which db levels are adjusted, and the adjustment range varies from 0 adjustment to a +25 db adjustment. Yet the app doesn't ask you which of the seven standard environments most closely approximates the conditions in which you're using the app. Without that info, your reading can be off by as much as 25 db. That's a lot. If the app just picks one of those environments for every db A reading, which one does it pick? My point is that it doesn't seem possible for this app to detect the appropriate environment given how descriptive these environmental conditions are, and it doesn't seem possible to provide an accurate db reading (i.e. one without a +/- 25 db accuracy range) without the ability to input this info. To the extent that the developer has an explanation for how the app manages to compensate, id love to hear how.
Simple, straight forward, easy to use. This app does a good job for establishing basic information in many common environments. The instructions are brief but thorough, concise and helpful. Using the app becomes very intuitive after the first or second use. Easily worth $2.
One earlier review mentioned that there didn't appear to be a way to reset previous measurements. I found that if you close the app (returning to the home screen), double click the home button (showing the recently opened apps), then "swipe" the dB app out of the order resets it.
I have modest hearing loss with which I have addressed with hearing aids. However, during my "getting used to it phase" I had some challenges listening to music or watching television and keeping a balance with others in the room. This app has been of great assistance in helping me discover common ground without driving everyone nuts!
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- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Oct 08, 2016
- Version: 2.0
- Size: 28.4 MB
- Languages: English, German, Russian
- Seller: Elena Polyanskaya
- © Decibel Measurements
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.