The Advanced doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

More data and better analysis for ultimate protection against noise in the workplace

The Advanced doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter - Simple, effective & compliant noise exposure measurements

The Advanced doseBadge5 is a high performance wireless noise dosimeter that allows you to make compliant occupational noise exposure measurements, put into place effective control measures and ensure that workers are not exposed to noise levels which will put their hearing at risk.

The Advanced doseBadge5 is powerful yet simple-to-use ensuring that you can gather robust, reliable information that can be used effectively for the assessment of occupational noise exposures and includes all of the unique features of the original doseBadge such as no controls, cables or displays with a range of new functions and features.

In addition to the 4 independent channels or integrators (which can be configured to meet any combination of Regulations, Standards or Guidelines), the doseBadge5 also now provides real-time octave band analysis over the entire measurement and when combined with the NoiseTools software, allows individual noise sources to be identified, making the selection of hearing protection, quicker, simpler and more effective.

The doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

  • Robust, reliable & compliant noise exposure measurements with simple operation
  • Four simultaneous, independent channels to meet any noise exposure Regulation, Standard or Guideline
  • Real-time octave band analysis & comprehensive data logging of all channels
  • Secure, internal microphone & shock sensor ensures data integrity at all times
  • NoiseTools software provides analysis & reporting with database storage of all measurement data
  • Pre-program measurements with the Scheduled Timers for quick & easy deployment
  • Bluetooth® communication to the dBLink App & dBControl Smart Display
  • doseBadge5 - The ultimate solution for noise exposure measurements

Everything you need for Occupational Noise & Industrial Hygiene Measurements

The doseBadge5 is a true multi-channel noise dosimeter allows you to simultaneously measurement all of the parameters needed to assess the noise exposures of workers and to select hearing protection using either SNR, HML or Octave Bands.

Each channel can be independently configured to meet any noise measurement standard, regulation or guideline. This allow the doseBadge5 to measure a wide range of data and provide the information that is essential to meet any occupational noise standard.

Whether you're working to the Noise at Work Regulations, meeting the requirements of OSHA HCA and OSHA PEL or combining a number of different regulations such as OSHA HCA, OSHA PEL and ACGIH, the doseBadge5 can provide the information you need.

The doseBadge5 now also includes 1:1 Octave Bands allowing it to be used for the selection of hearing protection and for the evaluation of noise control measures using either SNR, HML or Octave Bands.

Measurements can be scheduled to start, pause and stop automatically with the timer functions allowing the doseBadge5 to be deployed quickly and easily.

Automatic calibration detection and USB download through the doseBadge5 Dock alongside the secure, robust internal microphone and tap sensor help ensure that your noise measurements are as effective as possible.

As well as the integrators and peak channels, the doseBadge5 provides up to 4 user defined ULT thresholds, Lmax and Lmin as well as a visual indicator of Dose exceedence for any channel.

Bluetooth® communication to the dBLink App (for Android and iOS) or the doseBadge5 dBControl allows the instrument to be configured and controlled without user intervention.

Whatever parameter you need to measure, the doseBadge5 gives you the data you need to make effective, informed and compliant decisions.

  • Wireless Noise Dosimeter with no controls, display or buttons ensures data integrity
  • True multi-channel design to meet any Regulations, Standards or Guidelines
  • 4 noise dosimeters in one instrument with full data logging available for all channels
  • Real-time frequency analysis in octave bands from 63Hz to 8kHz
  • High-speed USB download via the doseBadge5 Dock
  • Wireless connectivity with Bluetooth®
  • Automatically start, pause & stop measurements with the scheduled timers
  • Internal shock & motion sensor to detect impacts & tampering
  • Allocate doseBadge5 instruments to individual users to track measurements easily & effectively
  • Visual indication of Dose exceedence with user defined levels
  • View measurements & configure the doseBadge5 with the dBLink App for mobile devices
  • Gather data required for compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations
  • Simultaneous measurement of OSHA HCA, OSHA PEL, ACGIH & ISO

The doseBadge5 meets your needs - now and in the future

The doseBadge5 provides all of the measurement data needed to meet the Noise at Work Regulations as well as any occupational noise standard worldwide.

4 noise dosimeters in one lets you measure to OSHA HCA, OSHA PEL, ACGIH & ISO simultaneously with full data available for all channels including 1 second data logging.

If you need to get C-A for HML calculations, a preset configuration will allow the doseBadge5 to measure the LAeq and LCeq simultaneously with the NoiseTools software giving the calculated C-A value.

If a preset integrator does not meet your needs, every parameter can be adjusted so that it exactly meets the requirements of the application that you need to meet. With 4 independent integrators and 2 independent peak channels, the doseBadge5 can be programmed just as you need it.

The doseBadge5 units can be programmed to transfer the essential data to the dBControl smart display for mid-shift readings whilst the dBLink App will display the overall data for all enabled integrators.

Individual doseBadge5 units can be named and allocated to a person, project and place with the information being downloaded automatically into the NoiseTools software.

Also available are configurable ULT triggers for each channel along with 2 Peak channels and Lmax/Lmin values giving you all the information you need to meet any noise standard.

The doseBadge5 also allows features such as Bluetooth® and Octave Bands to be enabled or disabled to meet any specific regulatory, safety or security requirements. The doseBadge5 does not provide audio recording, giving you the flexibility to make measurements in any environment, no matter what the security concerns may be.

The doseBadge5 meets your needs - now and in the future

  • Preset configurations available to cover current Regulations, Standards & Guidelines
  • Adjust individual settings as and when Regulations change
  • Transfer settings to other doseBadge5 units to save time
  • 4 simultaneous noise dosimeters for current & future compliance
  • Measure to OSHA HCA, OSHA PEL, ACGIH & ISO at the same time
  • Real-time octave band analysis
  • Detailed data logging of all channels
  • Adjust or update settings from NoiseTools or via the dBLink App

Real-time octave band analysis

A feature traditionally only seen on hand-held sound level meters, octave band analysis gives you a new perspective on the noise to which workers are exposed.

Throughout a measurement, the doseBadge5 will measure the noise levels in octave bands from 63Hz to 8kHz, giving you detailed information about the frequency content of the noise. This information can be downloaded into the NoiseTools software for analysis and reporting.

Not only does the doseBadge5 give the overall data (unweighted Leq) for each octave band, it also logs and stores a time history (or noise profile) for each band throughout the entire measurement.

This feature that allows you to identify specific noise sources within a measurement, marker and annotate them and the use the hearing defender selector within NoiseTools to assess the effectiveness of protection against any number of noise sources.

This powerful feature allows you to determine if one or any hearing protection is suitable for any number of different noise sources, giving you more insight into the use of hearing protection.

Real-time octave band analysis

  • Measure the frequency content of the measured noise exposure
  • Highlight sections of the measurement and assess hearing protection against known noise sources
  • Assess hearing protection against a number of different measurements using the Measurement Group functions in NoiseTools
  • Gather detailed insights into the noise exposures of workers and make effective, informed decisions based on accurate data

Control your measurements with the Scheduled Timers

The scheduled measurements timer function in the doseBadge5 noise dosimeter brings a powerful new set of features to the application of occupational noise exposure assessment.

Previously, where it may have been difficult to leave instruments with users and ask them to start them manually, the new scheduled measurement function in the doseBadge5 overcomes these problems and gives you a powerful way to control when measurements are started and stopped.

This new function allows the doseBadge5 to be pre-programmed to start, pause and stop at specific times throughout the day which allows the instrument to be configured for use before they are needed.

Up to three timed periods can be defined for each day and the timers enabled or disabled for specific days of the week. If the doseBadge5 is on the Dock being charged, timed measurement periods are ignored but as soon as badge is removed from the Dock, the timers are activated.

This allows you to deploy doseBadge5 units to remote sites or to locations where there is no access to a dBControl smart display or the dBLink App.

Scheduled Measurement Timers

  • Start, pause & stop measurements automatically - removes the need for interaction from the wearer
  • Choose which days of the week or weekend the timers are active – cover multiple shifts or work days with a single instrument
  • Include pause periods to cover scheduled lunch or rest breaks – where legislation requires
  • Timers can be enabled or disabled for specific days of the week allowing more complex measurement situations to be covered

NoiseTools Software - DOWNLOAD, ANALYSE & REPORT

The NoiseTools software is supplied, free of charge, with the doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter, giving you the tools to download, analyse and report your occupational noise measurements.

The NoiseTools software is simple to use, saving you time whilst giving you a wide range of features and functions that can be used as needed. Instruments can be quickly configured, functions (such as Bluetooth or Octave Bands) enabled or disabled and settings transferred between multiple instruments.

NoiseTools is free from any installation or licensing restrictions and can be installed onto as many PCs as needed, at no additional cost.

Key Features of NoiseTools:

  • Simple to use - Get the information you need really quickly and easily
  • Download measurements from multiple doseBadge5 instrument at the same time
  • Configure doseBadge5 instrument to meet your needs quickly and easily
  • Annotate measurements with additional information for use in reports
  • Assess the effectiveness of hearing protection using Octave Bands
  • Easily share data between multiple users or export recordings for other interested parties to listen to

Wireless Bluetooth® communication to speed you through your measurements

The doseBadge5 provides wireless communication via Bluetooth to either the dBLink App (for Android and iOS) or the dBControl smart display allowing you to control, configure and review your doseBadge5 instruments.

Where required, Bluetooth can be switched disabled either by the user or as factory option allowing the instrument to be used in range of environmental and across a wide range of applications.

High speed USB download of all of the measurement data is provided through the doseBadge5 Dock which allows up to 5 individual doseBadge5 units to be downloaded and charged simultaneously.

The doseBadge5 dBControl smart display allows instruments to be started and stopped without disturbing the wearer and measurement information viewed.

If the doseBadge5 is running, the current measurement information can be display, allowing mid-shift readings to be obtained. If the doseBadge5 is stopped, any stored measurements can be reviewed.

The dBLink App for Android & iOS allows the doseBadge5 units to be configured, measurement information viewed and measurements started and stopped.

Full configuration of the instruments can be carried out through the App including the setup of integrators and measurement timers.

Bluetooth® Wireless Communication

  • Communicate with the dBControl Smart Display or the dBLink App for Android & iOS
  • Allows for truly wireless operation with no need to interfere with measurements
  • Gather Mid-Shift Readings without disturbing the worker or affecting the data
  • Enable or Disable Bluetooth® to meet any security or regulatory requirements

doseBadge5 shown with the dBLink App

Ordering Information

The doseBadge5 can be ordered as a complete measurement kit or as individual components to add to an existing kit.

The product codes below show the most common configurations for the measurement kits.

Measurement Kits

  • CK:120A/1 Measurement Kit with 1 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter
  • CK:120A/2 Measurement Kit with 2 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter
  • CK:120A/3 Measurement Kit with 3 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter
  • CK:120A/4 Measurement Kit with 4 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter
  • CK:120A/5 Measurement Kit with 5 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter
  • CK:120A/10 Measurement Kit with 10 x doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

All measurement kits are supplied with a Class 2 CR:518 114dB Acoustic Calibrator (unless otherwise specified), NoiseTools software, Carrying Case or Cases, Charging Dock or Docks to match the number of doseBadge5 instruments, Mains Power Supply, User Manuals, Certificates of Calibration & Miscellaneous Accessories.

All doseBadge5 instruments are supplied complete with mounting clips & windshield.

Please contact us for more details of the measurement kits and options available for the doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter.

Individual Product Codes

  • CR:120A doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter - includes 1:1 Octave Bands, Mounting Clips & Windshield
  • RC:120A dBControl Smart Display
  • dBLink App for Android & iOS
  • CU:120A 5-way charging & download dock
  • CU:120A Mains Power Supply - UK, EU or US plug

Additional accessories may be available. Please Cirrus Research for more information.

doseBadge5 measurement kit shown with optional dBControl Smart Display & optional Optimus sound level meter

The dBControl Smart Display

Key Specifications


  • IEC 61252:1993 +AMD1:2000 Personal Sound Exposure Meters
  • IEC 61252 Ed 1.1 (2002-03) Personal Sound Exposure Meters
  • ANSI S1.25:1991 (R2017) Personal Noise Dosimeters
  • IEC 61260-1:2014 Class 2 (Octave Bands from 63Hz to 8kHz)
  • ANSI S1.11-2014 Class 2 (Octave Bands from 63Hz to 8kHz)

Measurement Range

  • RMS Range - 60 dB(A) to 140 dB(A)
  • Peak Range - 80 dB(C) to 143 dB(C)
  • Octave Bands - 70 dB(A) to 140 dB(A)

Measurement Functions

  • 4 Simultaneous Independent Integrator Channels
  • 2 Simultaneous Independent Peak Channels
  • 1:1 Octave Bands (63Hz to 8kHz)

Overall Measurement Parameters

  • Measurement duration, Start time & date, Instrument serial number & name
  • Calibration information (field & factory calibration), Overload & Tamper sensor detection

Overall Integrator Parameters

  • Average Integrated Sound Level (Leq/LAVG), Time Weighted Average (LEP,d/LEX,8/TWA)
  • Sound Exposure & Estimated Sound Exposure, % Dose & Estimated % Dose, ULT Duration
  • SPL Max Level & Time, SPL Min Level

Overall Peak Channel Parameters

  • Overall LPeak level for each channel (Up to 2 channels)

Overall Octave Band Parameters

  • Overall unweighted Leq for each octave band (63Hz to 8kHz)


  • Bluetooth® Wireless communication to the doseBadge5 dBControl
  • Bluetooth® Wireless communication to the dBLink App (Android & iOS)
  • USB download to NoiseTools via the doseBadge5 Dock

Integrator Channel Options

  • Channel name - Preset or user defined
  • Exchange rate - 3, 4 or 5 dB
  • Criterion Level - 80 dB to 100 dB in 1 dB steps
  • Criterion Time - 1 hr to 24 hrs in 1hr steps
  • Threshold Level - None, 70 dB to 100 dB n 1dB steps
  • Time Weighting - Fast, Slow or None
  • Frequency Weighting - A, C or Z
  • ULT Level - 70 dB to 140 dB in 1 dB steps
  • ULT Time Weighting - None, Fast or Slow
  • ULT Freq. Weighting - A,C, or Z
  • SPL Max Time Weighting - Fast or Slow
  • SPL Max Freq Weighting - A,C or Z
  • LED Threshold Trigger - User selectable channel with user selectable % Dose trigger levels (75% to 100% in 5% steps)

Peak Channel Options

  • Frequency weighting - A,C or Z (2 channels)


  • Automatic detection of external acoustic calibration
  • User configurable calibration level (typically 114dB or 94dB)

Data Logging

  • 1 second or 1-minute time history data (user selectable)


  • Up to 80 hours of Time History Data for each channel including 1:1 Octave Bands
  • Up to 40 individual measurements
  • Maximum duration of any single measurement: 24 hours

doseBadge5 Dimensions

  • 66 mm x 43 mm x 53 mm (excluding clips)
  • 2.53” x 1.69” x 2.01” (excluding clips)
  • 85 g/2.9 oz

Product Information

Product Datasheets

User Manuals

Contact us to discuss how the doseBadge5 can help you monitor, measure and manage noise in the workplace.

Cirrus Research UK

  • 0845 230 2434 (UK)
  • +44 1723 891655 (INT)
  • Cirrus Research plc
    Acoustic House
    Bridlington Road
    North Yorkshire
    YO14 0PH
    United Kingdom

Cirrus Research plc Deutschland

  • +49 69 95 93 2047
  • Arabella Center
    Lyoner Strasse 44-48
    D-60528 Frankfurt

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  • Av. Diagonal 468, 6°
    08006 Barcelona

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    59800 Lille

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