Audible Range

Published: | Updated: November 5, 2020

Definition - What does Audible Range mean?

Audible range refers to the range of sound frequencies that can be heard by humans or other animals. It can also refer to the range of levels of sound pressure deviating from atmospheric pressure due to sound waves.

The human audible range is commonly listed as 20 to 20,000 Hz, although there are considerable variations between individuals, particularly at high frequencies. Gradual loss of sensitivity to higher frequencies with age is normal.

It is also known as the hearing range.

Safeopedia explains Audible Range

The audible range is measured in hertz, which represents the number of sonic waves per second.

For occupational health and safety purposes, the noise exposure of a person or a group of people routinely exposed to high noise levels must be measured, so that action can be taken to manage and control the said noise to prevent or minimize the risk of hearing damage and reducing the audible range.

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