What is safe dB level for listening?
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend maintaining environmental noises below 70 dBA over 24-hours (75 dBA over 8-hours) to prevent noise-induced hearing loss.
Is 50 dB loud for headphones?
For reference, exposure to sound levels above 85 dB (equal to a lawnmower or leaf blower) can cause possible ear damage with exposure of more than two hours, while exposure to sound of 105 to 110 dB can cause damage in five minutes. Sound less than 70 dB is unlikely to cause any significant damage to the ears.
Is 70 dB too loud for headphones?
General traffic tends to be at 70 dB, with trucks causing a noise closer to 80 dB. 85 dB is the highest loudness you should be listening to music at for prolonged sessions if you want to stay safe. For children, this rating is even lower since their ears are more sensitive and their hearing is easier to damage.