Sound level meters are used for acoustic – that’s the sound that travels through air – measurements. Sound level meters are usually handheld instruments with a microphone. The diaphragm in the microphone responds to changes in air pressure caused by sound waves, which is then converted into an electrical signal for output reading.
Sound level meters are often used to measure noise hazards in the workplace and for the quantification of different kinds of noise, especially for industrial, environmental, and aircraft noise.
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