Authors : Keyna Chinyere Temple-Anozie; Dr. Eze-ufodiama Stella Chiamaka; Amanze-Njoku Confidence
Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February
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DOI : https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7723056
This research work investigated the knowledge
of health Impacts of noise pollution on adult in Owerri
Municipal Imo State, Nigeria. Three (3) objectives, Three
(3) research questions and two (2) null-hypothesis guided
the study, descriptive survey research design was used for
the study. The population for the study was estimated to
be forty seven thousand, three hundred and sixty one
(47,361) adults. random sampling technique was used to
select four hundred (400) adults. Questionnaire was used
as instrument of the study. Data collected were analyzed
using descriptive statistics of frequency counts and
percentages for the research questions while inferential
statistic of chi-square was used to test the hypotheses at
0.05 level of significance. The result revealed that
majority of adults in Owerri Municipal Council Imo State
possessed good knowledge of physical health
impacts(81.0%), psychological health impacts(76.1%)
and social health impacts(85.1%) of noise pollution.
Based on the findings and conclusions, recommendations
were made that government should put in more action to
ensure implementation of existing laws against noise
pollution, improvement of power supply to reduce usage
of generators. all appliances causing much noise should be
turned off to be switched on at certain times, Avoid
unnecessary noise like playing of music, video games, etc.
in the background for long periods, Repair or replace old
machines when necessary and use ear protection such as
earplugs or earmuffs to reduce noise impacts.
Keywords : Noise Pollution, Impacts, Owerri, Alvan, Population.