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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 48  |  Page : 155--158

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


National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia

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W Williams
National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood
Australia
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DOI: 10.4103/1463-1741.64970

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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 Pa 2 h. This can extend up to 104 Pa 2 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.






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