What is the difference between a deafening sound and a loud sound?

1 Answer
Jul 19, 2017

Answer:

A deafening sound is a noise which is so high in amplitude and frequency which can make you deaf, whereas a loud sound can seem unpleasant but it does not usually cause long time effects.

Explanation:

Sound up to 80 decibels can be very loud.

  • at #91# decibels, your ears can tolerate up to two hours of exposure.
  • at #100# decibels, damage can occur with #15# minutes of exposure.
  • at #112# decibels, damage can occur with only one minute of exposure.
  • at #140# decibels, immediate nerve damage can occur.

The above was taken from here.

So these are the levels of a deafening sound.