Determination of environmental noise levels at central Balikesir hospitals

Atilla Mutlu

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In this study, our goal was to determine of noise sources and emission levels from very sensitive environments, such as hospitals, at downtown of Balikesir. It was also aimed to create noise pollution maps as the first time for those full-scale hospitals in Balikesir by carrying out of this study. According to the study results, it was determined that the noise level in Balikesir State Hospital (BSH), where is located closer to the city center, was higher than the noise levels in Atatürk State Hospital (ASH). In conclusion, the predicted noise values at BSH were higher about 9% (or approximately 7dBa) than the actual measured values. The modeling process was not performed at ASH, due to noise levels of ASH did not exceed the legal limits.


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