According to Purdue University, 80 decibels (dB) is approximately as loud as a garbage disposal or a dishwasher. It is possible for ears to be damaged if exposed to 80 decibels for eight hours. More »

Fifty decibels is the level of noise of a quiet conversation at home or a quiet stream. In comparison, the general base of 70 decibels is the noise level of a vacuum cleaner or of radio and TV audio. More »

Seventy-five decibels is about the loudness of chamber music in a small auditorium. It is just above a normal speaking voice, which is about 65 to 70 decibels. It is just below a telephone dial tone, which registers at 8... More »

Seventy-five decibels is about the loudness of chamber music in a small auditorium. It is just above a normal speaking voice, which is about 65 to 70 decibels. It is just below a telephone dial tone, which registers at 8... More »

The sound of bird calls is approximately 45 decibels. By comparison, the noise inside a library is slightly quieter than 45 decibels, and the sound of a quiet conversation is slightly louder. More »

A dishwasher drain hose connects to the water pump on the bottom of the appliance and to the sink drain at the garbage disposal, sink drain pipe or air gap. First-time installation of a dishwasher requires the replacemen... More »

Fifty decibels is the level of noise of a quiet conversation at home or a quiet stream. In comparison, the general base of 70 decibels is the noise level of a vacuum cleaner or of radio and TV audio. More »