Environmental Noise measurement

Environmental Noise Measurement
Environmental Noise Measurement

Environmental Noise Measurement

Noise, with its expression in dictionaries, is unwanted, unpleasant and disturbing sounds. Whether sounds are described as noise may vary from person to person. When environmental noise is mentioned, mainly means of transport, land, air, sea and railway traffic, industrial plants, workshops, workshops, workplaces, machinery used in open areas and the noise emitted to the environment. The Regulation on the Assessment and Management of Environmental Noise, published by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in 2010, defines environmental noise in this way.

Noise, regardless of its source, is one of the important factors that adversely affect human health and the quality of the environment. Unfortunately, the rapid urbanization, the development of residential and industrial areas nested and unplanned, the increasing traffic density, the increasing availability of electrical, electronic and mechanical vehicles in daily life, unfortunately increases noise sources and levels. There are fewer areas where people can work, relax and spend time in a calm and peaceful way.

In addition, in situations where sensitivity to not disturb others is not taken into account sufficiently, noise from entertainment and daily activities causes sleep disturbances, hearing loss and other complaints and sometimes causes serious physical and mental disorders.

Environmental noise measurements are carried out by authorized laboratories in order to protect human health and prevent people from causing problems. In these studies, noise levels are expressed in decibels.

Laboratories are based on the following standards published by the Turkish Standards Institute during the measurements:

  • TS 9315 ISO 1996-1 Acoustics - Description, Measurement and Evaluation of Environmental Noise - Part 1: Basic Sizes and Evaluation Procedures
  • TS ISO 1996-2 Acoustics - Description, Measurement and Evaluation of Environmental Noise - Part 2: Determination of Environmental Noise Levels