Investigation of Noise Pollution in One of the Hospitals Covered in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences

  • Ebrahim Norouzi BSc, Department of Occupational Health Engineering, Health Network of Qorveh, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Somayeh Farhang Dehghan Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health and Safety at Work Engineering, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
  • Majid Baiyatian Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Health and Safety at Work Engineering, Tehran Medical Sciences Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran
  • Amir Zarei Ph.D. Student, Department of GIS & RS, Faculty of Earth Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
  • Esmaeil Ghahramani Ph.D. Stu, Lecturer, Department of Environmental Health Engineering, Faculty of Health, Environmental Health Research Center, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Ayub Mahmodi BSc, Vice Chancellor for Resource Management Affairs, Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Sanandaj, Iran
  • Sirvan Zarei MSc, Department of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE), Workplace Health Promotion Research Center, School of Public Health and Safety, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Keywords: Noise Pollution, Sound Pressure Level, Hospital, Kurdistan


Noise pollution in different hospitals parts, as the most common source of environmental stress, has destructive psychological and physiological effects on patients. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the extent of noise pollution in one of the hospitals under the auspices of the Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. this study was descriptive-analytical and cross-sectional with a sound the equivalent of 15 min with minimum and maximum sound levels in 2019 in different wards of the Hospital and its surroundings in three shifts in the morning, afternoon, a night using The TES-1351B sound meter was performed. Data were also analyzed using SPSS22 using statistical tests. The maximum mean sound level interval in the morning of the average and closed days reported was 67.85 in the emergency department and 62.48 dB in the hospital grounds, respectively. This amount measured in the afternoon of the average days related to the specialized clinic section of the hospital, 69.34 decibels, and on holidays, it was estimated at 72.46 decibels in the hospital compound, and the Leq rate in the night shift measured for average and closed days, respectively. The emergency room was 59.95 decibels, and the hospital grounds were 78.64 decibels. The results showed that there was a significant difference between the values of sound level measurement on average days and holidays and measurement times (morning, evening, and night) and diagnostic, administrative, and therapeutic sections(P<0.05). In conclusion, it was found that hospitals had a high level of noise pollution and in most cases, the values were higher than the standards of the WHO.


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How to Cite
Norouzi, E., Farhang Dehghan, S., Baiyatian, M., Zarei, A., Ghahramani, E., Mahmodi, A., & Zarei, S. (2022). Investigation of Noise Pollution in One of the Hospitals Covered in Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences. Journal of Environmental Treatment Techniques, 10(4), 290-294.
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