There's no denying that one of the perks of eating out over staying in is the buzz of a lively location. Walk past a restaurant with a great atmosphere and chances are you're going to pick it over an eatery next door with no music and a full room of empty tables.

There are times, however, when lots of us prefer a more mellow setting where we can catch up with friends and be sophisticated over a glass of wine. If you're one of those people, this app is for you.

IHearU lets you record and comment on the noise level at the restaurants you visit. As well as letting you leave feedback about noise, the app can also measure decibel levels using your microphone. 

Although the app is currently only available in San Francisco, IHearU is expected to launch in New York in April — before launching in Portland, Oregon; Seattle; Washington; Atlanta and Chicago. For more information, visit the website

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