Assessment of noise pollution sourced from entertainment places in Antalya, Turkey

Sari D., Ozkurt N., Hamamci S. F., Ece M., Yalcindag N., Akdag A., ...More

43rd International Congress on Noise Control Engineering: Improving the World Through Noise Control, INTERNOISE 2014, Melbourne, Australia, 16 - 19 November 2014 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Melbourne
  • Country: Australia
  • Keywords: Entertainment noise, Exposure, Noise map, Noise pollution
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Noise pollution with the increased entertainment facilities especially in the touristic cities, has been turned out to be one of the major problems that impact the quality of life all over the world. Antalya is the most prominent tourism center in Turkey with its historical places, beaches and crowded entertainment areas. Entertainment life in Antalya is more dynamic and versatile than an usual touristic city with beaches parties, hotel discos, wedding ceremonies and night clubs. Emphasis in this paper is placed on conducting computer simulation using the Sound PLAN 7.3 to assess the noise exposure levels sourced by above 600 entertainment facilities such as discos, bars and pubs etc. in the city center of Antalya. The levels of entertainment noise exposure in the city was calculated according to the European Noise Directive. Almost all of the entertainment places located at the sea side, therefore the most affected population from the entertainment noise live close to these regions. Our results show that nearly 29,000 households during daytime and 10,500 households at night-time were exposed to 50 dB(A) or higher entertainment noises in Antalya. In other words, 3% of the resident population is potentially threatened by high noise levels which may cause to several illness such as hypertension, sleep disturbances etc.