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Quality of Life: The Contribution of a Football Viewing Center to Noise Pollution in an Urban City

Version 1 : Received: 24 December 2018 / Approved: 28 December 2018 / Online: 28 December 2018 (04:59:52 CET)

How to cite: Abulude, F.O.; Fagbayide, S.D.; Akinnusotu, A. Quality of Life: The Contribution of a Football Viewing Center to Noise Pollution in an Urban City. Preprints 2018, 2018120330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0330.v1). Abulude, F.O.; Fagbayide, S.D.; Akinnusotu, A. Quality of Life: The Contribution of a Football Viewing Center to Noise Pollution in an Urban City. Preprints 2018, 2018120330 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201812.0330.v1).

Abstract

Noise pollution is an environmental problem due to its effect on hearing and other related health issues. The elevated noise levels above standard limits cause hearing loss and other attendant problems. In Nigeria, viewing centers where football matches are watched via satellite are known as ‘Mini Stadium’.  In this study, the noise pollution of a viewing center was assessed. To do this, five top teams each from the English Premier League (EPL), La Liga, Bundesliga, League 1, and Serie A were selected for the assessment. A sound level meter (GB: 2266204, made in China) was used for the monitoring. The range of noise levels in dBA showed as follow: EPL (56-108); La Liga (46-106); Bundesliga (54-102); Serie A (49-101); and Ligue 1 (54-101). The results when compared with the standard limits, it was observed that part of the results exceeded the limits, this means that the viewers and others within the viewing center may be prone to the hearing problem. It is recommended that acoustic insulators and hearing aids should be used to reduce the attendant problems associated with noise.

Subject Areas

noise; hearing aid; viewing center; mini stadium; sound level meter; Bundesliga

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