Ah, the sounds of spring. What could be better? The weather is finally warming up, the days are becoming longer, and we are finally starting to emerge from our “cocoons.” While the winter weather usually keeps many of us indoors, once spring arrives we often jump at the chance to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the amazing outdoors. These sounds, however, can put your hearing to the test. Are you able to hear and perceive all of these amazing sounds?
Here is a list of the sounds of spring that one should be able to hear. However, if you find yourself not able to hear some of these common springtime sounds it may be an indicator that you need to have your hearing, or hearing aids, checked.
A gentle breeze is all it takes to move a pile of leaves, and there’s something to say about this calming sound. Unlike the sound of people playing in a pile of leaves, leaves softly rustling in the breeze only measures 20 dB. This is one of the softest sounds most humans can hear.
These creatures are insanely cute and can be very vocal. They have their own language, and their sounds can range from a “kuk,” “quaa,” and a “muk-muk.” While their sounds will vary in decibel level, their sounds should be audible. Even the softest “muk-muk” comes in at around 20 dB.
This flying pest is a nuisance to many, as they are known to carry disease, and their bites can make you miserable. However, if you can hear them, you stand a better chance at avoiding these blood sucking pests. A mosquito’s buzz measures about 40 dB, so they should be audible.
While a torrential downpour can be loud and jarring, a gentle rainfall can be relaxing and soothing. When there is a gentle spring shower, are you able to hear it? Gentle rain measures about 50 dB, which is the equivalent to the soft hum of your refrigerator.