We Want You Listening For a Lifetime


Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. [Corporate Name Removed] recommends you avoid prolonged exposure to excessive noise. This list of sound levels is included for your protection.
Decibel Level Example
30 Quiet library, soft whispers, lingering doubts
40 Living room, bedroom away from traffic, moral transgressions
50 Air conditioner at 20 feet, crushing failure after graduation
70 Vacuum cleaner, hair dryer at one foot, bugs (assorted)
80 Average city traffic, alarm clock, your sanctimonious brother at two feet
THE FOLLOWING NOISES CAN BE DANGEROUS UNDER CONSTANT EXPOSURE
90 Subway, lawn mower, your own excuses echoing in your head
100 Garbage truck, those sniggering coworkers, because JUST WHAT ARE THEY SNIGGERING AT FOR SO LONG, ANYWAY?
120 Rock band concert, thunderclap, the clap (again)
140 Gunshot blast, jet plane, dialogue from any given film by Hal Hartley
180 Rocket launching, and, again, you’re not on it