Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman

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Abstract

Muscat is the capital of Oman with urban population. Apart from the positive changes Muscat has progressed for the past 35 years, the city must also encounter with some serious environmental problems such as pollution from aircraft noise. Living close to airports has been suggested to increase the risk of developing hypertension, although the scientific evidence is limited. Field measurements were carried out to determine noise levels at various positions at the airport during aircraft landing and take-off. The surrounding residents' perceptions on the noises were also investigated using semi-structured interviews. Workers and house keepers are exposed to noise levels that could affect their health. Preliminary results from a recently completed study on 500 people,35-70 years of age suggested a relationship between aircraft noise exposure among residents close to a'Seeb International airport and incidence of hypertension and high blood pressure in Muscat city, the relationship appeared somewhat stronger among female. The survey has brought about a hypothesis in which it can be given that the high annoyance and sleep interference in the areas located near the a'Seeb International airport in Muscat city may be mainly caused by the frequent aircraft sounds. The survey has provided the initial look over the community response to aircraft noise in Muscat.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTurkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL
Pages2781-2790
Number of pages10
Volume4
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: Aug 28 2007Aug 31 2007

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Other36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007
CountryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period8/28/078/31/07

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Oman
aircraft noise
airports
hypertension
aircraft landing
sleep
blood pressure
takeoff
pollution
encounters
aircraft
health
incidence
interference
acoustics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Al Harthy, I. H. (2007). Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman. In Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL (Vol. 4, pp. 2781-2790)

Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman. / Al Harthy, Issa H.

Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 4 2007. p. 2781-2790.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Al Harthy, IH 2007, Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman. in Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. vol. 4, pp. 2781-2790, 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007, Istanbul, Turkey, 8/28/07.
Al Harthy IH. Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman. In Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 4. 2007. p. 2781-2790
Al Harthy, Issa H. / Aircraft noise levels survey and its effect on residents of Muscat City, Oman. Turkish Acoustical Society - 36th International Congress and Exhibition on Noise Control Engineering, INTER-NOISE 2007 ISTANBUL. Vol. 4 2007. pp. 2781-2790
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