Noise in Leisure ActivitiesKaryn Lia Hamad Anjelo, David Sant’Ana de Queiroz and Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin*
Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort, Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Brazil
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- Paulo Henrique Trombetta Zannin
Laboratory of Environmental and Industrial Acoustics and Acoustic Comfort
Federal University of Paraná – UFPR, Brazil
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Received date: July 22, 2014; Accepted date: October 20, 2014; Published date: October 28, 2014
Citation: Anjelo KLH, Queiroz DSAD, Zannin PHT (2014) Noise in Leisure Activities. Occup Med Health Aff 2:181. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000181
Copyright: © 2014 Anjelo KLH, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This paper presents a literature review of scientific production on the theme of 'noise in leisure activities.’ Journals in the Virtual Health Library were examined on issues such as noise, occupational noise and noise in leisure activities. The publications reviewed in this study are divided into two categories: effects on hearing, and measurement of sound pressure levels. The findings of the literature review reveal the urgent need to adopt preventive measures and to raise the awareness of public authorities, health and leisure professionals, and the general public about the problem of noise. Simulations of the acoustic descriptor speech transmission index STI were performed in 4 gym academies, and the results show that the quality of communication range from bad to satisfactory, given that noise levels are high.