The 215 - decibel sound waves can travel 300 miles through the ocean.
Failing to get the desired answer, she raised her voice several decibels
Mr. Russell apparently had not overheard the conversation, as the din in the room had risen a few decibels .
Because the range of sound pressures that can be heard is so large, a logarithmic scale of decibels is used to measure sound intensity.
The whine level reached decibels previously unheard of.
An aircraft taking off produces about 140 decibels of noise and motorways a further 75 decibels , both above levels deemed unacceptable by some health experts.
Vibrations are measured in decibels (d.b.g.) which is the level of vibration.
In the Stotts' front garden, they found sound levels reached 97.8 decibels , which can cause serious damage to the ears.
Efficiency of the speakers determines the distance sound will travel and is measured in terms of decibels , the higher the better.
Former star Monica Seles first raised the decibels to the level where you had to turn the sound down on the television set, so that young children could get to sleep.