Sound Levels and the Decibel


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Sound Levels and the Decibel
1011101Sound Levels and the DecibelThe decibel is as commonly used in audio circles as the minute or the mile is in general usage. A superficial understanding of the decibel can hinder the study of the science of sound and be a barrier in the proper use and development of its many applications. The goal of this chapter is to show the need for the decibel concept and how decibels can be applied in many different ways.Levels in decibels make it easy to handle the extremely wide range of sensitivity in human hearing. The threshold of hearing matches the ultimate lower limit of perc…
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F. Alton Everest: Master Handbook of Acoustics, Fourth Edition. Sound Levels and the Decibel, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2001), AccessEngineering Export