Episode

BrainStuff

HowStuffWorks

Science & Medicine, Natural Sciences, Society & Culture, Technology

Chart Positions

Top 200 176
Science & Medicine 12
Natural Sciences 5

Whether the topic is popcorn or particle physics, you can count on BrainStuff to explore -- and explain -- the everyday science in the world around us.

What is a decibel, and how is it measured?

September 24th, 2008

Episode 79 of 1127 episodes

The decibel unit is used to measure the intensity of a sounds. Check out our HowStuffWorks article to learn more about the decibel scale.

Featured Podcast

Listen