How to Convert Decibels to Bels?

Answer Decibels, abbreviated dB, and bels, abbreviated B, are logarithmic measures of sound volume. Each time the sound increases by one bel, the sound is ten times louder. The prefix "deci-" means 10^-1,... Read More »

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Measure Decibels?

Decibels are usually thought of as a way to measure how loud something is. While this is certainly 1 application of the decibel, it is far from the only use of a decibel. Decibels can measure power... Read More »

How many decibels is an alarm?

Alarms can vary in decibel range, depending on type and use. According to Dan O’Brien of Mallory Sonalert Products, Inc., alarms are constructed to be at least 10 decibels higher than the normal ... Read More »

Which is louder 60 or 70 decibels?

More decibels means a louder sound. 70 decibels is 10 times as loud as 60 decibels; 60 decibels is 10 times as loud as 50 decibels, etc. (That's called a logarithmic scale.)

How to Teach Decibels?

Decibels (dB) are logarithmic units that describe ratios. They are commonly used to measure the motion of energy in sound levels, circuits and electrical power. Teaching about decibels involves hel... Read More »