We live in an increasingly noisy world for which rules have had to be imposed to improve coexistence, and some of these rules have to do with the power of sound one can make before being “boring” to others. Therefore, being able to know how much noise there is around us becomes something of interest, not just for measure the noise we emit but know what we put up with.
You would be surprised to know that these moments of extreme silence in which we can focus on ourselves are not silent at all. Our hearing adapts and we are able to confuse silence with an environment of more than 30 decibels. Now we show you a very simple and free application with which know how much noise surrounds you
Sound level meter, a very light and simple application
Besides the huge amount of positive scores it accumulates (over 127,000 with an average of 4.8 out of 5), one of the best things that can be said about the Sound Level Meter app is that ‘it is extremely light. And when we say it, we are not exaggerating. We are talking about a raw installation of 2.8 megabytes
The sound level meter is capable of measuring a very wide range of sounds. For example, the app itself warns that it is possible that very loud sounds, above 90 decibels, may not be recognized depending on the quality of our mobile phone’s microphone, but we we have collected measurements up to 115 decibels in the analyzes in which we used the application.
With Sound Level Meter we are talking about a very easy to use application, simply you have to open it, give it access to our mic and it will work, recording the volume of sound that reaches our terminal. If we wish, we can press the “Reset” button at any time to save specific situations. The application creates a graph in which it records the peaks and valleys of the sound, so that we can see its evolution.
Although the application is free, it contains advertisements and offers us the possibility, through its options, to eliminate these advertisements by paying for the full application, which costs 1.99 dollars. But can be used with advertising without any problem Well, we’re not talking about intrusive ads, but ads that stay on the lower part of the interface. We leave you the download links for Sound Level Meter below.