In common use, the word noise means any unwanted sound. Noises have different volume levels, and logic can pretty much explain that the loudest the noise, the more “I want to rip my ears off” feeling will increase.
Ever wondered what’s the loudest noise that mankind has ever heard?
On July 1 of 1916, at the Battle of the Somme, a charge of 60,000 lbs. Of explosives was detonated creating a crater that was 300 feet across and 90 feet deep.
The explosion, which occurred in France, could be heard as far away as London and was the loudest man made sound in history at the time.
Apparently there has been a louder noise, but this is one that Europe will surely never forget.