Assuming you are referring to an average car horn most car horns produce between 100 and 190 decibels. Decibels are a measurement of sound pressure level or how loud a sound is. The higher the decibel level the more damage it can do to your hearing. That’s why car horns which can cause temporary hearing loss are so loud.

While car horns are designed to be heard above the noise of traffic honking for long periods of time can cause hearing damage. That’s why it’s important to only use your car horn when necessary and to avoid honking for extended periods of time.

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## How many decibels is a car horn?

A car horn emits about 110 decibels.

## What is the range for decibels?

The range for decibels is from 0 to 140.

## How many decibels is a jet engine?

A jet engine emits about 140 decibels.

## How many decibels is a whisper?

A whisper emits about 30 decibels.

## How many decibels is a lawn mower?

A lawn mower emits about 90 decibels.

## How many decibels is a chainsaw?

A chainsaw emits about 100 decibels.

## How many decibels is a rock concert?

A rock concert emits about 120 decibels.

## How many decibels is a gunshot?

A gunshot emits about 140 decibels.

## How many decibels is a normal conversation?

A normal conversation emits about 60 decibels.

## How many decibels is a vacuum cleaner?

A vacuum cleaner emits about 70 decibels.

## How many decibels is a hair dryer?

A hair dryer emits about 80 decibels.

## How many decibels is an alarm clock?

An alarm clock emits about 90 decibels.

## How many decibels is a train?

A train emits about 95 decibels.

## How many decibels is a jackhammer?

A jackhammer emits about 130 decibels.

## How many decibels is a firecracker?

A firecracker emits about 150 decibels.