Impacts of noise
Why bother about noise? Often neglected, noise induces a severe impact on humans and on living organisms. Some of the adverse effects are summarised below.
Annoyance: It creates annoyance to the receptors due to sound level fluctuations. The aperiodic sound due to its irregular occurrences causes displeasure to hearing and causes annoyance.
Physiological effects: The physiological features like breathing amplitude, blood pressure, heart-beat rate, pulse rate, blood cholesterol are effected.
Loss of hearing: Long exposure to high sound levels cause loss of hearing. This is mostly unnoticed, but has an adverse impact on hearing function.
Human performance: The working performance of workers/human will be affected as they'll be losing their concentration.
Nervous system: It causes pain, ringing in the ears, feeling of tiredness, thereby effecting the functioning of human system.
Sleeplessness: It affects the sleeping there by inducing the people to become restless and loose concentration and presence of mind during their activities
Damage to material : The buildings and materials may get damaged by exposure to infrasonic / ultrasonic waves and even get collapsed.