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The ratio of the sound intensity that causes permanent damage during short exposure to that of the quietest sound that the ear can hear is greater than or equal to 1 trillion See also Stevens' power law. The main instrument used for measuring sound levels in the environment and in the workplace is the Sound Level Meter.
Most sound level meters provide readings in A, C, and Z-weighted decibels and must meet international standards such as IEC According to Hickling, "Decibels are a useless affectation, which is impeding the development of noise control as an engineering discipline.
One advantage is that the total decibel gain of a series of components such as amplifiers and attenuators can be calculated simply by summing the decibel gains of the individual components.
Similarly, in telecommunications, decibels denote signal gain or loss from a transmitter to a receiver through some medium free spacewaveguidecoaxial cablefiber opticsetc. The decibel unit can also be combined with a reference level, often indicated via a suffix, to create an absolute unit of electric power.
For example, it can be combined with "m" for "milliwatt" to produce the " dBm ".
A power level of 0 dBm corresponds to one milliwatt, and 1 dBm is one decibel greater about 1. In professional audio specifications, a popular unit is the dBu. When used in a ohm circuit historically, the standard reference impedance in telephone circuitsdBu and dBm are identical.
Photographers typically use an alternative base-2 log unit, the stopto describe light intensity ratios or dynamic range. Suffixes and reference values[ edit ] Suffixes are commonly attached to the basic dB unit in order to indicate the reference value by which the ratio is calculated.
For example, dBm indicates power measurement relative to 1 milliwatt.
In cases where the unit value of the reference is stated, the decibel value is known as "absolute". If the unit value of the reference is not explicitly stated, as in the dB gain of an amplifier, then the decibel value is considered relative.
The SI does not permit attaching qualifiers to units, whether as suffix or prefix, other than standard SI prefixes. Therefore, even though the decibel is accepted for use alongside SI unitsthe practice of attaching a suffix to the basic dB unit, forming compound units such as dBm, dBu, dBA, etc.
Outside of documents adhering to SI units, the practice is very common as illustrated by the following examples. There is no general rule, with various discipline-specific practices.
The suffix is often connected with a dash dB-Hzwith a space dB HLwith no intervening character dBmor enclosed in parentheses dB sm.
Voltage[ edit ] Since the decibel is defined with respect to power, not amplitude, conversions of voltage ratios to decibels must square the amplitude, or use the factor of 20 instead of 10, as discussed above.The Cache level 3 award in childcare and education online course can be fully completed online and results in Cache certification to Level 3 standard.
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