Can a noise be loud enough to kill you?

Sounds that measure 185-200 decibels are believed to be able to kill a human. How can sound frequencies be deadly?

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The scientific term for hearing ringing in your ears is called "tinnitus." 00:45

  2. The European Space Agency has developed a gigantic ear horn with the potential to kill. 02:11

  3. The threshold to die from a loud noise is between 185 and 200 decibels. 02:50

Written by Curiosity Staff October 20, 2014

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