Measure the noise levels around you
With our Noise Exposure App you can estimate the noise level around you. Use it to measure noise at work, in your car or at your local sporting event.
In the Noise Exposure App you can:
• Measure sound levels in real time.
• Save and compare measurements over time.
• Share measurements with others.
• Learn about noise levels and regulations.
How does the app work?
Hold the phone away from your body. Direct the microphone at the bottom of your phone towards the noise you wish to measure. Start measuring by tapping the button ”Start”. The app will keep measuring until you tap ”Stop”. Once finished, you will see the average value for your measurement. You can then choose to save and name your measurement. You will also have the option to share it with your friends or colleagues.
In the app you will find useful information about noise levels and regulations. You can also visit our website for more information about noise, regulations and when noise becomes harmful to you.
Measuring with the noise exposure app can give you a good indication of the noise levels around you – at your workplace for example. Due to the phones’ limitations, the app does not fulfil European or international standards for sound level meters.
If your measurement shows that the sound levels are too high, we recommend you proceed by doing more accurate measurements with professional equipment. Android phones generally measure sounds well between 40 dB(A) and 85 dB(A). But the microphones can differ in quality.
If you experience high sound levels at your workplace, talk to your employer. The employer is responsible for your work environment. This includes taking preventative measures to ensure that the sound levels are not harmful to you or others.
The app has been adjusted to the following devices:
• Samsung Galaxy S10+
• Samsung Galaxy S10
• Samsung Galaxy S9+
• Samsung Galaxy S9
• Google Pixel 3
• OnePlus 5T
• LG G4
• LG Nexus 5
• Motorola Nexus 6
• Motorola Moto G (2 gen.)
• Samsung Galaxy S2
• Samsung Galaxy S3
• Samsung Galaxy S4
• Samsung Galaxy S5
• Samsung Galaxy S6
• Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
• Samsung Galaxy S7
• Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
• Samsung Galaxy S8
• Samsung Galaxy S8+
• Sony Xperia Z3
• Sony Xperia Z3 Compact
• Sony Xperia Z5
• Sony Xperia Z5 Compact
• SonyEricsson XPERIA Arc
• SonyEricsson XPERIA Ray
• HTC Desire
• HTC Wildfire
• HTC Desire HD
Visit our website to see how we have tested and adjusted the app to each model.
The Noise Exposure App is published by The Swedish Work Environment Authority (Arbetsmiljöverket)