When does sound becomes noise?
Some sounds can distract us or break our
concentration level. When this happens that sound
becomes an unwanted noise.
It is not the pitch or the loudness that makes the
sound annoying. Sometimes it’s the repetitive nature
of the sound or our inability to control it and this
makes the sound annoying. Car alarms and the
barking of dogs are a good example
What is noise pollution?
Noise pollution is disturbing or excessive noise that
may harm the activity or balance of human or
animal life. The source of most outdoor noise
worldwide is mainly caused by machines and
transportation systems, motor vehicles, aircrafts,
and trains. Poor urban planning may give rise to
noise pollution, also side-by-side industrial and
residential buildings can result in noise pollution in
the residential areas.
How noise pollution affects YOU?
Noise plays a significant role in the development of
cardiovascular disease in urban areas, increasing certain
contributors to conditions like atherosclerosis, or
hardening of the arteries.
About 3 percent of coronary heart disease deaths could
be attributed to noise pollution.
Noise pollution can affect more than just our ears,
impacting sleep patterns, causing headaches, high blood
pressure, stroke and even heart failure.
Non-auditory effect may be psychological changes in
Annoying, disruptive to your emotional state
Can affect animals and the environment.
Effects of noise pollution?
Poor concentration level
Productivity loss in the work place
Loss of psychology well-being
Who is most at risk?
People who live near 24-hours businesses, like
airports, subways, and train stations all have the
risk of the development of noise-related
While an 8 percent TAC score increase may not
sound like much, that number can translate into a
significant risk factor for certain people.
Prevention/Measures to be taken
Its not always possible to eliminate noise pollution. There are
some techniques to help cut on unnecessary sound.
Plant some trees: Sound travels in waves, so the more
obstacles it must travel through, the less will reach your ears.
Control what you can: Instead of covering over sound with
more sound, keep music and television noise as low as
Use what you can to sound proof your home
Do not use car horns unnecessarily.
Wear noise cancelling head phones if you work in a loud
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