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# What units are the intensity of sounds measured in?

Updated: 8/11/2023

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14y ago

Our ear drums are moved by the sound pressure. The sound pressure as sound field quantity is measured in pascals or newtons per square meters.

Forget the sound intensity (acoustic intensity) as sound power quantity. Only noise fighters need that or if you measure earthquakes.

when a sound enters the ear canal it travels in and then the sound hits the eardrum and vibrates to make you hear the sound clearly. Then it fianlly it may pass by the anvil.

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14y ago

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14y ago

it may be decibels

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