I'm searching for a sound/audio sensor with ultra-low power consumption to detect the presence of a really loud noise (100dB+). The controller runs on battery and there is no option for a different power supply.
For me as a non-expert there seem to be two major types of sensors:
Electret microphone (with potentiometer): Here I had a battery life of not more than a week. But the device works as intended due to the right sensitivity.
MEMS microphone: These do look like the real power savers but the byproduct seems to be some way too high sensitivity. I read about that Vesper VM1010 (https://vespermems.com/products/vm1010/) which looks like a perfect fit (if the noise threshold can be set high enough) with about 10us current but as a hobbyist I'm totally unable to do anything with PCB and I can not find any (cheap!) breakout boards.
The common use case for sound sensor seems to be the detection of (very) low noises and I have been searching for a while now to find my product. And yes I even considered to design my own PCB circuit but I have a lack of electronic knowledge and I just don't want to believe that there isn't any smart solution for simple people.
I really appreciate any help or suggestion you can give. Thanks a lot!