COMPARISON OF MEASUREMENTS OF NOISE LEVELS WITH NOISE ANNOYANCE CRITERIA
Joint Event on World Congress on EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PUBLIC HEALTH & International Conference on TROPICAL MEDICINE, INFECTIOUS DISEASES & PUBLIC HEALTH
December 12 -13 , 2018 | Abu Dhabi ,UAE
Peplow A, Alkhoori L and Elamin A
Zayed University, UAE
Posters & Accepted Abstracts : Arch Gen Intern Med
As part of a preliminary study, a detailed investigation was commissioned to evaluate the extent to which actual daily and weekly noise levels around various suburbs differ from long term values derived from annoyance criteria. This provided the opportunity to gauge to what levels can estimate noise levels measured over extended periods, to be used as a context to a wider study. An extensive series of data was recorded for locations in the areas surrounding an existing airport and highway and a less-densely populated community for a period of 4 weeks. Noise indicators such as Lden and Lnight, regardless of any weighing factors, describe the exposure situation. Conclusions are drawn against these and well-known Kurze annoyance graphs and WHO Noise Guidelines for Day, Evening and Night.