Manage the Noise Exposure at Your Work Site with Regular Sound Level Tests

To determine if your employees are exposed to noise levels above the levels deemed safe for workers (85 decibels), Northwest Hearing can provide occupational safety services by providing sound level spot checks at your work site. We use the most up-to-date equipment to properly assess the noise exposure levels and offer safety training. Regular spot checks for noise levels will help your business stay on top of the WorkSafeBC and Work Safe Alberta regulations.

Common Decibel Levels

Noise-induced hearing damage is connected to the decibel level, as well as duration to which an individual is exposed to the noise on an ongoing basis. Some common decibel levels to compare are:

  • Raindrops – 40 decibels
  • Normal conversation – 60 decibels
  • Busy city traffic – 85 decibels
  • Hair dryers – 90 decibels
  • Rock concerts – 105 decibels
  • Chainsaws – 110 decibels
  • An iPod at peak volumes – 115 decibels
  • Jack hammers – 120 decibels
  • Gunshot, fireworks – 140 decibels

Give us a call if you require a sound level test at your work site.


Book an Appointment

Schedule an appointment to get individuals tested at our facility, or for us to test at your workplace!

Northwest Hearing Services Ltd.

8812 100 Avenue

Fort St. John, BC V1J 1X2



Other Phone Numbers

Fax: 250-785-8556
Toll Free: 1-888-977-HEAR (4327)



Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Available 24/7 on the phone

Service Area

Peace River Region in BC
Fort St. John
Dawson Creek
Fort Nelson
Tumbler Ridge
Pink Mountain
Hudson’s Hope
Peace River
Grande Prairie
Grande Cache


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