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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

W Williams, EF Beach, M Gilliver 
 National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood, NSW, 2067, Australia

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W Williams
National Acoustic Laboratories, 126 Greville Street, Chatswood
Australia

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 DQclubbersDQ 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.


How to cite this article:
Williams W, Beach E F, Gilliver M. Clubbing: The cumulative effect of noise exposure from attendance at dance clubs and night clubs on whole-of-life noise exposure.Noise Health 2010;12:155-158


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Williams W, Beach E F, Gilliver M. Clubbing: The cumulative effect of noise exposure from attendance at dance clubs and night clubs on whole-of-life noise exposure. Noise Health [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Apr 20 ];12:155-158
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