There are various factors that indicate noise may be a problem in the workplace or surrounding environment. While people react differently to noise, subjective responses should not be ignored because they may provide warnings that noise may be at unacceptable levels. Safety hygienists, architects, and speech and hearing pathologists often use sound level instruments to measure sound and noise pressure levels.
Three different types of sound measuring instruments are generally used:
Sound Level Meter -The sound level meter (SLM) is the basic instrument for investigating and quantifying noise levels.
Noise Dosimeter – the dosimeter is actually worn by the employee in order to determine the personal noise dose during the workshift
Real-time (Octave Band) Analyzers – Real-time analyzers or octave-band analyzers are special sound level meters that divide noise into its frequency components.
If you need assistance selecting or configuring a sound level meter for your sound or noise measurement application please contact us at toll free 1.866.363.6634 or email us at [email protected].
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