Let’s start by appeasing those worries, for the majority the answer is no – babies and young children can listen to sounds that reach up to 80 decibels, which is considered the loudest amount of decibels that is safe for your child’s developing hearing. Glow Dreaming’s loudest volume setting is 70 decibels and mimics the same frequency heard in nature, similar to heavy rain or rushing water. This is called ‘Pink noise’, a slow wave sleep sound therapy that is proven to help you go to sleep – where as white noise just blocks out background sounds. You can learn more about our Slow Wave Sound Therapy here. To give you a more in depth understanding on what 70 decibels really sounds like, let’s take a look at some real-life examples:
Real life examples
- 60 decibels = Air conditioner
- 70 decibels = same volume as a normal conversation that is taking place 3-5ft away, a dishwasher or shower running
- 80 decibels = Dial tone of a telephone
- 90 decibels = Train whistle at 500ft OR the blood running through your blood vessels and the movement of your stomach and intestines while you’re pregnant!