Can a noise be loud enough to kill you?

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?

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Key Facts In This Video

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    The scientific term for hearing ringing in your ears is called "tinnitus." (0:45)

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

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    The threshold to die from a loud noise is between 185 and 200 decibels. (2:50)

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