Loud music

Excessive noise is harmful

In many cases, loud noises originate from local sources, such as recreation and entertainment venues. Sources of noise include sports stadiums and entertainment parks, discos and rock concerts, where the volume of noise is regulated by loudspeakers.

An increase in background noise pollution, along with other stress factors, can affect the nervous system, raise blood pressure, increase the heart rate, and lead to chronic fatigue and deafness.

Read the factsheet to find out more about threshold noise levels.