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Under Gatchalian's proposal, all motor vehicles shall undergo noise pollution testing at the Land Transportation Office (LTO) during the yearly vehicle registration, with 70 decibels as the noise limit.
Scientists recommend no more than 15 minutes of unprotected exposure to sounds that are 100 decibels.
THE OFFICE Normal office noise comes in at 50 decibels, but a noisy office can be as loud as 80, twice the recommended level.
The next time your teen has headphones on, and she's jamming out to her secret guilty pleasure song, double-check her decibel levels to make sure she's able to hear that song clearly for the rest of her life
There are some jobs that are clearly not allowed, such as hammering or demolition, and inspectors carry out random checks at construction sites to ensure that the decibel limit has not been exceeded.
A human ear can detect the rustle of leaves at 10 decibels, hear a conversation at 60 decibels and even sustain the constant rhythmic thudding noise inside a night club at 110 decibels.
As a guide, 70 decibels is about the noise made by one ordinary-sized car going past - a stream of traffic, by comparison, would make around 85 decibels.
According to The Royal National Institute for Deaf, a normal snore creates between 50-100 decibels.
72 City 71 70 City 70 69 Six years ago Reds fans were credited with the loudest noise ever generated at a sporting contest - 130 decibels at the Carling Cup final in Cardiff 's enclosed Millennium Stadium.
For every five decibel increase above this, the listening time is halved, so at 95 decibels you can only tolerate four hours exposure and at 100 decibels, two hours.
Driving at 75 mph, opentop drivers suffered almost 90 decibels on average.
Few realize that prolonged exposure to high decibels may jeopardize their hearing.