BLOG PAGE. For Whom the Decibel Tolls: The dBA vs dB SPL War

Chasin, Marshall
January 2013
Hearing Review;Jan2013, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p10
Trade Publication
The article discusses that the new measure of sound declared by the government. According to blog post of MarshalL Chasin, an audiologist introducing a new acronym dBA is not happy moment for them. He also states that switching from the dB SPL scale to the dBA scale can provide a primary estimate of the spectral shape. The suggestion of ignoring the difference between dBA and dB SPL is accepted while listening the music is also discussed.


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