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Decibel Calculator

The NoiseMeters decibel calculator can be used to carry out addition and subtraction of dB values between 0 and 200 dB.

dB Calculator



Decibel Addition and Subtraction

Sound levels are generally expressed in decibels, which are logarithmic and so cannot be manipulated without being converted back to a linear scale. You must first antilog each number, add or subtract and then log them again in the following way:

decibel addition log sum

For example, adding three levels 94.0 + 96.0 + 98.0:

db addition example

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