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SoundMeter+ app review: the best sound level & noise exposure measurement meter



Noise pollution is one of the most neglected forms of environmental degradation that can affect your hearing capability. SoundMeter+ is a smart app developed by AuralWare, LLC to help users monitor noise levels. It is compatible with iPhone and iPad devices. Since its inception it has generated thousands of downloads from all across the globe.



The Most Accurate Sound Level Meter

SoundMeter+ is an application that has the ability to measure or gauge the level of noise in virtually any surrounding. One of the major reasons why you should invest in this app is that it has the ability to protect you, family, and colleagues from irreversible hearing loss due to prolonged exposure to high noise levels. You can use it to screen workplaces, gyms, kitchen tools, power appliances, sound emitting toys, and more. Despite its complex capabilities, it has a user-friendly interface and more importantly, the screening results are presented in a very basic and simple format that is easy to understand.

Unlike other apps, this one will produce an exposure-time alert in noisy environments as per Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidelines. In addition, you will get timely environment-aware hearing protection messages periodically. You can also take a picture or email the measurement or screening results to your email address for future reference. The visible alert that the app produces when you work in areas with high noise levels will go a long way in safeguarding your hearing capability.

Best Features of SoundMeter+

SoundMeter+ has proved to be the most accurate and convenient noise metering application in the world. You can use it in virtually all environments as you just have to carry your iPhone or iPad device and launch it. One of the major highlights is that it is programmed to support external microphone. All you need to do is change the custom calibration mode.

The various icons that you need to click on to initiate the screening process are clearly displayed on the interface. In addition, you can set it to screen using the fast or slow mode to ensure that the results that you get are accurate.

The developers have also gone a step further to incorporate factory calibration for Apple Built-in microphone. It is also important to note that it has 30 to 130 decibels dynamic range in 0.1 db resolution.

Studies show that over 900 million people in the world suffer from hearing loss. Note that one does not feel any pain but the damage is cumulative and irreversible. 



Pros and Cons


  • User-friendly interface
  • Generates accurate results
  • Can support external microphone
  • Easy to calibrate
  • No Internet access is required
  • Can be used to calibrate speakers and home theaters


  • You need some background understanding of noise pollution levels to interpret the results

Final Words

SoundMeter+ is a helpful app that will go a long way in protecting your hearing capability. Be sure to calibrate it correctly to get accurate results. 



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