Sound Level Meters
There are various factors that may indicate noise is a problem in the at home or the workplace. While people react differently to noise, subjective responses should not be ignored because they may provide warnings that noise may be at unacceptable levels. A sound level meter (SLM) is the basic instrument for investigating noise levels.
Sound level meters can be used to:
The SBG uses an Extech HD-600 Sound Level Meter to take measurements.
Nowadays you can also download Sound Level Meter apps for your smartphone: Note: These are not as accurate and can only measure up to a certain amount of dB.