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prep. short for "doing business as," when a person or entity uses a business name instead of his/her/its own. All states have requirements for filing a certificate of "doing business under a fictitious name" either with the county clerk, the state Secretary of State or some other official to inform the public as to the real person or entity behind a business name. It is not necessary if the business includes the name of the true owner and is not to be confused with the use of a corporation name, since that is registered with the state.

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Publishing decibel readings and sharing it with the world might be the only way to get venues to address their noise levels and make their spaces more accessible for not just people with hearing loss but everyone, " added Mr Breckell (above).
noisy office can be as 80 NEIGHBOURS A bass drum can hit 100 decibels, more than twice the recommended limit, which is one thing if it's coming from the stage at a festival, but it''s quite another if it''s pounding through the wall from at 3am (then there''s the DIY noises, barking dogs.
About 120 decibels sound is safe only for seven seconds.
It turns out that around 70 decibels is the sweet spot.
Noise-ometer Aircraft at take-off 180 decibels Fireworks 140 Liverpool fans at Cardiff 130 Lawn mower 90 Refrigerator 40 THE DECIBEL METER 2010/11 1.
When you consider that pain from exposure to high sound pressure levels only occurs at around 120 decibels, you can see that prolonged listening at levels lower than this threshold yet high enough to cause damage to hearing is something that is easily tolerated.
Few realize that prolonged exposure to high decibels may jeopardize their hearing.
Winston Lemon, Carmarthenshire council member for Glanymor in Llanelli, told the Western Mail he would like to see the decibel test used in his area.
The decibel levels of portable listening devices vary.
Marmoleum Decibel is a natural, bacteriostatic linoleum floorcovering with a polyester backing for dimensional stability and a polyolefin layer for sound insulation and comfort.
However, sound having artistic content ie music, whether it is a Schubert string quartet or rock music, has potentially a far greater annoyance factor even when received at the same decibel level.
By publishing more stories on the site, Ektron reports, Decibel has: