Clubbing: the cumulative effect of noise exposure from attendance at dance clubs and night clubs on whole-of-life noise exposure

W. Williams*, E. Beach, M. Gilliver

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Abstract

Anecdotally it has been suggested that exposure to some noise sources through leisure activities could have a significant effect on whole-of-life noise exposure. While exposure levels do vary, a typical night club or dance club attendee was found to experience an equivalent continuous A-weighted noise level of around 98 dB for up to 5 hours with an exposure of 12.2 Pa2 h. This can extend up to 104 Pa2 h in extreme cases. A study of "clubbers" reveals regular clubbing to be a source of high noise exposure, with a sustained period of regular club attendance contributing to a significant portion of whole-of-life noise exposure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalNoise and Health
Volume12
Issue number48
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Clubbing
  • leisure noise exposure
  • music
  • noise exposure profiles

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