When someone returns from a heavy metal concert they don’t usually comment loudly about how many Watts per meter squared they experienced.
Decibels might make sense. People tend to know that 120 Decibels is a lot.
This system has been devised and units of decibels measure perceived loudness.
It increases on a logarithmic scale, so something that seems twice as loud really has 10 times the intensity.
Position also can vary the perception of sound such as when a noise emitter comes nearer to you the frequency seems greater and the pitch higher (Doppler Effect).
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