posted by .

A 60 year old person has a threshold of hearing of 81.0 dB for a sound with frequency f=10,000 Hz. By what factor must the intensity of a sound wave of that frequency, audible to a typical young adult, (sound level=43.0 dB) be increased so that it is heard by the older person.

Thanks for any and all help!

Hmmm. 81 - 43 is 38 db.

intentity = antilog (db level/10)
= antilog 3.8= 10^3.8

that is almost 7000 times.

Thank You so much Bob Pursley!!

Similar Questions

1. science (physics)

1) Why is frequency an element needed in the sound industry?
2. Physics

1.The mass of a string is , and it is stretched so that the tension in it is 180 N. A transverse wave traveling on this string has a frequency of 260 Hz and a wavelength of 0.60 m. What is the length of the string?
3. Physics

1.The mass of a string is , and it is stretched so that the tension in it is 180 N. A transverse wave traveling on this string has a frequency of 260 Hz and a wavelength of 0.60 m. What is the length of the string?
4. physics

1.The mass of a string is , and it is stretched so that the tension in it is 180 N. A transverse wave traveling on this string has a frequency of 260 Hz and a wavelength of 0.60 m. What is the length of the string?
5. Physics

I'm not sure how to calculate this question help me! (Grade 11 Physics) it's sound intensity... Show me how to do it please! (textbook says answer is 3.5 m) At close proximity, rustling leaves have a sound intensity of about 1.2 x …
6. physics

Factory Worker A is exposed to a sound of a constant intensity of 6.30 Ã— 10â€“4 W mâ€“2 at a distance of 1.00 m from a noisy machine. The frequency of the sound is 4.00 kHz. (a) What is the sound level in decibels (dB) of this sound?
7. Physics

Hearing damage may occur when a person is exposed to a sound intensity level of 90.0 dB (relative to the threshold of hearing) for a period of 9.0 hours. One particular eardrum has an area of 1.90 10-4 m2. How much sound energy is …
8. Physics HELP!!

The sound intensity of 1.2x10-12J/m2s is the threshold of hearing for humans. What is the amplitude of the motion of the air molecules if the speed of sound in the air is 343m/s and the density of air is 1.28kg/m^3?